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eponym

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics — Medicine and Health.

(ep-ŏ-nim)

a disease, structure, or species named after a particular person, usually the person who first discovered or described it.

—eponymous (i-pon-i-mŭs) adj.

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What's in a name? Ulcerans disease: Infections due to Mycobacterium ulcerans

Anthony J. Radford.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

October 2009; p ublished online October 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 1089 words.

Summary

Lesions due to Mycobacterium ulcerans infection may have more synonyms and eponyms than any other disease. New diseases are named for the person who...

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