I thought it was descriptor, but apparently that's not an actual word.

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    Merriam-Webster's Eleventh Collegiate Dictionary (2003) has an entry for descriptor, which it dates to 1933 and defines as "something (as a word or characteristic feature) that serves to describe or identify; esp : a word or phrase (as an index term ( used to identify an item (as a subject or document) in an information retrieval system." So if that's the meaning you have in mind, you're all set with descriptor.
    – Sven Yargs
    May 10, 2015 at 3:51

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The word you may be looking for is descriptors Sorry haha that is the correct word just make it plural and you are good to go


You could try "blurb": "a short description that praises something (such as a book) so that people will want to buy it" (m-w.com).

"Epitaph" might also work: "a brief statement commemorating or epitomizing a deceased person or something past" (m-w.com, sense 2).

"Summary" is getting further afield: "a brief statement that gives the most important information about something" (m-w.com).

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