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an acronym (series of letters that represents multiple words that are frequently used together) that ignores a word or uses a letter other than the first in a word, so that it may sound better. A crapronym may also use a commonly ignored word such an article.
Acronym: nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) - uses every word
Crapronym: selection of ligands by exponential enrichment (SELEX) - uses both "e" and "x" from "exponential' and ignores "enrichment"
by Pennsylvania Fatts June 23, 2009
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