[ hair-lip ]
/ ˈhɛərˌlɪp /
Usually Offensive. cleft lip.
- hare's-foot fern,
- harem pants,
- harewood house
Origin of 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.
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/ (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
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