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1. A variant shape of a letter.
2. A letter or combination of letters that can represent one phoneme, as f and gh can represent the phoneme /f/.
3. Writing, especially a signature, made by one person for another.

al′lo·graph′ic adj.
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1. (Law) a document written by a person who is not a party to it
2. a signature made by one person on behalf of another. Compare autograph
3. (Linguistics) linguistics any of the written symbols that constitute a single grapheme: m and M are allographs in the Roman alphabet.
allographic adj
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(ˈæl əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf)

1. any of the variant forms of a grapheme, as t and T or n in run and nn in runner.
2. a writing or signature inscribed by one person for another, as distinguished from autograph.
al`lo•graph′ic (-ˈgræf ɪk) adj.
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- A signature or writing done for another person.
See also related terms for signature.
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a signature of a proxy, one who is not party to the transaction at hand. — allographic, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.allograph - a variant form of a grapheme, as `m' or `M' or a handwritten version of that grapheme
grapheme, graphic symbol, character - a written symbol that is used to represent speech; "the Greek alphabet has 24 characters"
2.allograph - a signature written by one person for another
signature - your name written in your own handwriting
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(50) Most distinctive elements of his hand are his two allographs for e, one open and one closed, and his single stroke t with a shaft that does not go through the headstroke but only comes out of the right side.
In addition, Gift of Life said that 1,235 musculoskeletal donors provided life-enhancing bone allographs for orthopedic surgeries, skin for burn patients, and heart valves to repair defects and 2,500 corneal donors to restore sight.
Sensitive materials include mammalian tissues (allographs), polymers used in advanced wound closure or tissue bonding systems and other materials that show unacceptable degradation when exposed to radiation at room temperatures.
(6) Original spelling is maintained in the examples, except for some majuscules and <-u-/v-> contextual allographs, contractions and abbreviations are also expanded.
A pioneer in performing pulmonary allographs in the 1960s introduces this text as a comprehensive guide to developments in clinical applications involving donated tissues or cells (including stem cells).