adjectival eponym

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adjectival eponym


Definition The author’s hesitating coinage* for an eponym which has been in common use for so long that it has passed into common parlance and in so doing, may no longer be written in upper case–e.g., fallopian tubes, gram stain, mendelian genetics, müllerian duct. 

Comment *While this term fills a lexical void, it has not been formally recognised

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