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


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.


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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