calligraphy [kə lig′rə fē]
[Gr kalligraphia < kalligraphos < kallos, beauty + graphein, to write: see GRAPHIC]
1. beautiful handwriting, esp. as an art
2. handwriting; penmanship
calligraphic [kal΄ə graf′ik]

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