Medical Definition of Calmette-Guerin bacillus

1. An attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis used in the preparation of BCG vaccine that is used for immunization against tuberculosis and in cancer chemotherapy. Extracts of the bacterium have remarkable powers in stimulation of lymphocytes and leucocytes and are used in adjuvants. Synonym: Calmette-Guerin bacillus. Acronym: BCG Origin: Fr. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calmette-Guerin Bacillus

Callitris
Callitris calcarata
Callitris cupressiformis
Callitris endlicheri
Callitris glauca
Callitris glaucophylla
Callitris parlatorei
Callitris quadrivalvis
Callitroga
Callophis
Callorhinus
Callorhinus ursinus
Callum
Calluna
Calluna vulgaris
Calmette-Guerin bacillus (current term)
Calmette-Guerin vaccine
Calmette test
Calmuck
Calmucks
Calnada pea
Calocarpum
Calocarpum zapota
Calocedrus
Calocedrus decurrens
Calochortus
Calochortus albus
Calochortus amabilis
Calochortus amoenus
Calochortus elegans

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