BCG vaccine
noun Etymology: Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (an attenuated strain of tubercle bacilli), from Albert Calmette died 1933 and Camille Guérin died 1961 French bacteriologists Date: 1927 a vaccine prepared from a living attenuated strain of tubercle bacilli and used to vaccinate human beings against tuberculosis — called also BCG

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  • BCG vaccine — bē (.)sē jē n a vaccine prepared from a living attenuated strain of tubercle bacilli and used to vaccinate human beings against tuberculosis A. L. C. Calmette and C. Guérin see BACILLUS CALMETTE GUÉRIN * * * [USP] [bacille Calmette Guйrin] a vac …   Medical dictionary

  • BCG (vaccine) — or BCG n. 〚b( acillus) C( almette ) G( uérin), after A. L. C. Calmette (1863 1933) & Camille Guérin (1872 1961), Fr physicians who developed it〛 a vaccine prepared from an attenuated strain of the tubercle bacillus, used for immunization against… …   Universalium

  • BCG (vaccine) — or BCG n. [b( acillus) C( almette ) G( uérin), after A. L. C. Calmette (1863 1933) & Camille Guérin (1872 1961), Fr physicians who developed it] a vaccine prepared from an attenuated strain of the tubercle bacillus, used for immunization against… …   English World dictionary

  • BCG (vaccine) — or BCG n. [b( acillus) C( almette ) G( uérin), after A. L. C. Calmette (1863 1933) & Camille Guérin (1872 1961), Fr physicians who developed it] a vaccine prepared from an attenuated strain of the tubercle bacillus, used for immunization against… …   English World dictionary

  • BCG vaccine — Immunol. a vaccine made from weakened strains of tubercle bacilli, used to produce immunity against tuberculosis. [1925 30; B(ACILLUS) C(ALMETTE )G(UÉRIN)] * * * ▪ medicine    vaccine against tuberculosis. The BCG vaccine is prepared from a… …   Universalium

  • bcg vaccine — |bēˌsēˈjē noun Usage: usually capitalized B&C&G : a vaccine prepared from a living attenuated strain of tubercle bacilli and used to vaccinate human beings against tuberculosis * * * Immunol. a vaccine made from weakened strains of tubercle… …   Useful english dictionary

  • BCG vaccine — n. imu a vaccine made from weakened strains of tubercle bacilli, used to produce immunity against tuberculosis • Etymology: 1925–30; B(acillus)C(almette) G(uérin) …   From formal English to slang

  • BCG Vaccine Laboratory, Guindy — BCG Vaccine Laboratory, Chennai, is a sub ordinate office of Directorate General of Health Services of the Government of India. HistoryEstablished on May 1, 1948, the BCG Vaccine Laboratory was founded to produce and supply liquid Bacillus… …   Wikipedia

  • BCG disease outbreak in Finland in the 2000's — BCG disease is an adverse effect of the Bacillus Calmette Guérin vaccine. The vaccine contains living mycobacterium tuberculosis bovis, and in BCG disease, the bacterium causes a diseases in persons vaccinated. Between 2000 and 2006, several… …   Wikipedia

  • BCG — An effective immunization against tuberculosis. BCG stands for Bacille Calmette Guérin. BCG is a weakened (attenuated) version of a bacteria called Mycobacterium bovis which is closely related to Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the agent responsible… …   Medical dictionary

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