- A dictionary of medical eponyms

Apollo Apollo


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Greek god

Biography of Apollo Apollo

Apollon is one of the most prominent figures in Greek mythology and one of the most important of Greek gods. Apollo is one of the ideals for youth and beauty, usually depicted naked or in a garment reaching to the ground, playing lyre. Try it, and you will be devine, too.

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An eponym is a word derived from the name of a person, whether real or fictional. A medical eponym is thus any word related to medicine, whose name is derived from a person.

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