Cinderella

Last revised by Dr Jeremy Jones on 18 Sep 2021

Cinderella is a term used in medicine and the wider biological sciences to refer to entities that have been neglected. This may include specialities, subspecialities, techniques, diseases, micro-organisms, and indeed actually almost anything 1,2!

History and etymology

Cinderella is the classic Western fairy tale in which a neglected girl overcomes poor circumstances to become a princess 1,2.

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