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This online dictionary indicates that condom is thought to be an eponym.

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I had heard that the name was eponymous - but I don't believe that it is. This article seems to cast doubt on the eponymous origin as well - http://www.wordorigins.org/ind...ite/comments/condom/


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We should all be glad it wasn't invented by Dr. Guillotine.


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Ah...sounds like a legend. There are a lot of medical procedures, equipment and even diseases named after physicians, though.
 
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