[ hair-lip ]
/ ˈhɛərˌlɪp /
Usually Offensive. cleft lip.
usage note for harelip
The term harelip is usually perceived as insulting because it compares the deformity in humans to the normal cleft lip of a hare. The accepted term for this medical condition is cleft lip.
OTHER WORDS FROM hareliphare·lipped, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH harelipharebrained harelip
Words nearby harelip
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British Dictionary definitions for harelip
/ (ˈhɛəˌlɪp) /
a congenital cleft or fissure in the midline of the upper lip, resembling the cleft upper lip of a hare, often occurring with cleft palatePreferred form cleft lip
Derived forms of harelipharelipped, adjective
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Medical definitions for harelip
[ hâr′lĭp′ ]
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