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eponym

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Fourth edition

Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780199661350
Published online June 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191744532
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originally, a person after whom a discovery, invention, place, institution, etc., is named: for example, Alois Alzheimer (1864–1915), after whom Alzheimer’s disease is named, and Sir Thomas ...

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