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Medical Term:

bacille Calmette-Guérin

Pronunciation: bah-sēl′ kahl-met′ gā-rĭn[h]′


An attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis used in the preparation of BCG vaccine that is used for immunization against tuberculosis and in cancer chemotherapy.

Synonym(s): Calmette-Guérin bacillus


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