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 (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
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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"
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3] Various point-of-care (POC) tests (mainly finger-prick tests) are available that provide results ranging from total cholesterol (TC) alone to a full lipogram.
Effect of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and camel milk (CM) on serum lipogram parameters of acetaminophen (APAP)--treated mice Parameters Control EVOO (G1) (G2) Total Cholesterol 73.
This N question provoked the following lipogram, proving that Mary's Lamb is a very nice, positive, almost N-less poem, suitable even for highly sheltered kids who aren't allowed to hear negative thoughts.
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.
The first is "S+7," and the second is the lipogram.
A lipogram such as La Disparition surely does not appeal to literary memory in the same way as a reworking of the sonnet form (which is not to say that it has no relationship with memory, simply that it does not fit so well into Consenstein's model of the "evolution" of existing genres).
This technique of selective omission, known as the lipogram, has a well-attested history, and fascinated Perec and his colleagues of the OuLiPo, or Ouvroir de Literature Potentielle (Workshop for Potential Literature).
No association was found between HRQOL and other clinical parameters, namely number of insulin units used per day, exercise, BMI, lipogram and the use of OHAs.
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).