Tuesday, 17 May 2016

8 Words You Might Not Know Were Named For Scientists

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Many English words have relatively obvious etymological backgrounds. But the paths to their origins aren't always so clear when words are eponyms - coined from people's names - and scientists are very often the culprits in these cases.

Here are some words you might not know were eponyms, and whose scientific namesakes have been hiding in plain sight.

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