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

Notes

  • 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

Examples

  • Down syndrome
  • Moro reflex
  • Whipple procedure

Alternatives

  • Eponym

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