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October 26 2011 Biology Newsletter


I know I said we were done with learning about human anatomy for the moment, but I couldn't resist this one last thing - a listing of eponymous human anatomical structures!

An eponym is the name of a person, place or thing (real or fictitious) after which another person, place or thing is named. Many parts of the human anatomy have been named after the person or persons who discovered them or published the first scientific work about them.

The following is a partial list of eponymous human anatomical parts and the people they were named after. Additions will be made as new eponymous names are found, so please feel free to send me any that you find that arent' listed here!

Here's the latest article from the Biology site at

Human Anatomical Parts Named After People
Of course, discoverers of all types take great pleasure in naming their discoveries after themselves! This article provides a handy reference of eponymous human anatomical parts.

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