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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.]
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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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These samples were sent to the NHLS for HbA1c measurement, a lipogram and renal function tests including the glomerular filtration rate.
And consider, further still the sanctity that Ernest Vincent Wright, author of Gadsby, the 1939 playful, lipogram novel (written in its entirety without the letter 'e') attributes to a stamped, addressed envelope once you've dropped it in a mailbox.
[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. However, the limitation with many of these tests is that the results obtained are not adequate to commit a patient to a lifetime of therapy.
The most prominent, known as lipogram, outlaws a given letter.
The full 'organic work-up' entails a full blood count, plasma viscosity, urea and electrolytes; thyroid, liver and parathyroid function tests, random blood sugar, niacin, vitamin [B.sub.12], red cell folate and lipogram. C-reactive protein (CRP) levels may be indicated.
A fasting lipogram or glycosylated haemoglobin (Hb[A.sub.1C]) may be requested electively where appropriate.
Most notably, the narrative's status as a 'syntactic lipogram', (16) in which all but the dialogue passages maintain the future tense, conveys a sense that the events described must inevitably occur at some indeterminable future point.
When the lipogram's final quatrain turns to positive advice, the verbs affirm thought, combining physical action, "work," with internal action, "know" and "vow."
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. A full blood count revealed microcytic hypochromic anaemia with a haemoglobin concentration of 8.6 g/dl, a platelet count of 534x[10.sup.9]/l and a normal erythrocyte sedimentation rate.
The first is "S+7," and the second is the lipogram.