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Referring to an eponym; derived from a proper name, which is so fully integrated in the mainstream language that it is commonly written in lowercase—e.g., gram stain and, increasingly, pap smear
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Should a war criminal be rewarded with eponymous distinction?
An eponymous hero of a work of literature is one whose name is the title of the work, such as Anne Bronte's Agnes Grey, Charles Dickens' David Copperfield , and John Fowles's Daniel Martin.
The Lime Street theatre is staging Aladdin, starring Dancing on Ice star Ray Quinn as the eponymous hero, and Claire Sweeney as the genie.
Star-spotters hope to catch glimpses of a host of A-list celebrities including Daniel Radcliffe, the eponymous hero, Alan Rickman, who plays Professor Snape, and Dame Maggie Smith, who plays Professor McGonagall.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Sky Movies 2, 8pm) Will Ferrell (right) is at his outrageous best as the eponymous hero - a newsreader in 1970s America who is horrified to discover his position as "anchor" is under threat from his beautiful new co-host.
The comedian and writer joins Paul Merton on this edition of the Orwellinspired show, and will do his level best to see MPs who confess to liking the band are placed in the eponymous room.
Inspired by Beethoven's eponymous string quartet movement, De Keersmaeker both mirrors and illuminates the music's web of counterpoint and dense textures.
The Golden State Warrior and Boston Celtic together pulled out all the stops to raise cash for their eponymous foundations (as well as Magic's), created to help kids in need.
The term itself originates in an eponymous work by Helio Oiticica, originally exhibited as part of the seminal 1967 "Nova Objetividade Brasileira" (New Brazilian Objectivity) at the Museu de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro.
According to Manhattan's Village Voice, in May last year Lockhart Steele abandoned his gossipy eponymous website for the real estate trade and started up the much more elaborate magazine Curbed.
She told them her eponymous hero would "survive to book seven" but refused to confirm whether he would grow up to be a wizard.