a congenitally deformed lip, usually the upper one, in which there is a vertical fissure that extends into one or both nostrils.
the deformity itself.
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- cleft hand,
- cleft palate,
- cleft sentence,
- cleft spine,
- cleft tongue,
See also cleft lip.
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a congenital split in the upper lip, often associated with a cleft palate
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A congenital facial deformity of the lip, usually the upper lip, due to a mesodermal deficiency or to a failure of merging in one or more of the embryologic processes that form the lip; it is frequently associated with cleft tooth socket and cleft palate.cheiloschisis harelip
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A congenital deformity characterized by a vertical cleft or pair of clefts in the upper lip, with or without involvement of the palate.
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