This Wikipedia article on Master/Slave as defined in technology also include the following:
In 2003, the County of Los Angeles in California asked that manufacturers, suppliers and contractors stop using "master" and "slave" terminology on products; the county made this request "based on the cultural diversity and sensitivity of Los Angeles County".
To me this looks like political correctness ("used to describe language, policies, or measures that are intended to avoid offense or disadvantage to members of particular groups in society") applied to scientific terms.
I am wondering if this is an isolated case or it has become more frequent in the last decades in US.
Question: Is political correctness applied to science terms something usual in the US?
Important note: this question is not about whether political correctness should be applied in science or not (which is very debatable). I am just interested if this is something rather exceptional or not in the US. This is particularly interesting for me, because where I live this is something unheard of (actually most scientific terms are directly borrowed from English).