Meaning of bacillus Calmette-Guérin

bacil'lus Cal•mette'-Gué•rin'

Pronunciation: (kal-met'gā-ran', -ran'), [key]
  1. a weakened strain of the tubercle bacillus, Mycobacterium bovis, used in the preparation of BCG vaccine.
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