[n] - a congenital cleft in the middle of the upper lip
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A cleft palate is a condition in which the lip, or the lip and palate (roof of the mouth), do not grow together. About one in 600 babies are born with a cleft lip and/or cleft palate. Clefts can be repaired with surgery, usually performed within the first year after birth.
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a birth defect in which the upper lip is split vertically, extending into one or both nostrils
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Cleft lip: The presence of one or two vertical fissures (clefts) in the upper lip -- cleft lip can be on one side only (unilateral) or on both sides (bilateral) -- resulting from failure of the normal process of fusion of the lip to come to completion during embryonic life. Cleft lip is one of the m...
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<embryology, paediatrics> A genetic disorder that results in the failure of fusion in the upper lip. Also seen commonly in association with cleft palate. ... (13 Nov 1997) ...
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harelip noun a congenital cleft in the middle of the upper lip
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a congenital defect in the upper lip, sometimes accompanied by a cleft palate or other defect, resulting from failure of the two sides of the face to unite properly at an early stage of fetal development.
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relatively common (one out of every 1,000 births) congenital deformity in which the central to medial lip fails to fuse properly during the first ... [2 related articles]
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Birth defect in which one or more fissures form in the upper lip, which takes place while the fetus is growing.
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A birth defect that occurs in approximately 1 in 800 live births. Cleft lips are more common in babies of Asian, Latino or Native American descent. During fetal development, the right and left sides of the lip and palate normally grow together. A cleft lip occurs when a baby is born with a separatio...
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Type: Term Definitions: 1. a congenital facial abnormality of the lip (usually of the upper lip) resulting from failure of union of the medial and nasal prominences with maxillary prominence; may be unilateral, bilateral, or median; frequently but not necessarily associated with cleft alveolus and c...
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A birth defect
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An abnormality in which the lip does not completely form. The degree of the cleft lip can vary greatly, from mild (notching of the lip) to severe (large opening from the lip up through the nose).
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