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Medical Term:

BCG vaccine


a suspension of an attenuated strain (bacillus Calmette-Guérin) of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, bovine type, which is inoculated into the skin for tuberculosis prophylaxis.

Synonym(s): bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine, Calmette-Guérin vaccine, tuberculosis vaccine

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