Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.


 (lĭp′ə-grăm′, lī′pə-)
A story, poem, or other text in which one or more letters of the alphabet have been deliberately avoided.

[From Greek lipogrammatos, missing a letter : leipein, lip-, to leave, leave out, be missing; see leikw- in Indo-European roots + gramma, grammat-, letter; see grammar.]


a piece of writing from which all words containing a particular letter have been deliberately omitted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lipogram - a text that excludes a particular letter or particular letters of the alphabet
text, textual matter - the words of something written; "there were more than a thousand words of text"; "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech"; "he wants to reconstruct the original text"
References in periodicals archive ?
An annual lipogram, creatinine measurement, and HIV test are recommended.
A more recent specimen can be found in the 6 August 2002 issue of The Village Voice; book review editor Ed Park kicks off his Gadsby retrospective with a very fluent-sounding lipogram (but unfortunately drops the constraint after just one paragraph).
The most prominent, known as lipogram, outlaws a given letter.
A fasting lipogram or glycosylated haemoglobin (Hb[A.
As a form that turns scarcity into resonance, the lipogram does special work here.
A full screen for hyperviscosity conditions including plasma homocysteine levels, anti-DNA antibodies, cardiolipin antibodies, protein C and protein S, factor V Leiden and prothrombin 20210A was normal, as were the blood glucose level and a lipogram.
Special investigations should include a fasting lipogram, blood glucose measurement, mammography, thyroid function testing and, for patients considered to be at risk of osteoporosis, measurement of bone density by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry.
Clinically indicated baseline investigations prior to initiating antipsychotic treatment are directed by the clinical process and choice of initial drug therapy, and include body mass index (BMI) and waist:hip ratio (cardiovascular (CV) risk), fasting blood glucose and lipogram (metabolic risk), and full blood count and liver function tests (depending on drug selection).
Evaluation should include standard history and examination, and blood pressure related to age, with recommended blood tests being glucose, total serum testosterone and lipogram.
Oulipian experimentation has, as many have noted, certain affinities with some of Coover's own formal games and procedures, and the most famous lipogram of all, Georges Perec's La Disparition (1969), notoriously omits the letter e throughout.
It is tempting to assume that the word lipogram is an etymological relation of liposuction.
In South Africa, because the prevalence of familial hypercholesterolaemia is as high as 1 in 100 in some communities, each individual should be tested, preferably with a full lipogram or at least TC/LDL-C, at least once in young adulthood (from 20 years of age).