This is an abbreviation for eponymous term.

eponymous term

term that includes or is derived from the name of a person or place.


  • The eponym is typical the name of a person who invented, discovered or created the original description of the concept to which the eponymous term applies.
  • SNOMED CT Editorial Guidelines encourage inclusion of eponymous terms as synonyms but deprecate their use in fully specified names


  • Down syndrome
  • Moro reflex
  • Whipple procedure


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The word eponym is also used refer to the name or the person from which an eponymous term is derived (see definition of eponym in Merriam-Webster and Oxford Dictionaries).

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