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ep·i·gram·mat·ic

 (ĕp′ĭ-grə-măt′ĭk) also ep·i·gram·mat·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Of or having the nature of an epigram.
2. Containing or given to the use of epigrams.

[Latin epigrammaticus, from Greek epigramma, epigrammat-, epigram; see epigram.]

ep′i·gram·mat′i·cal·ly adv.
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