cleft lip


cleft lip

noun

medical : a split in the upper lip that some people are born with

Full Definition of CLEFT LIP

:  a birth defect characterized by one or more clefts in the upper lip resulting from failure of the embryonic parts of the lip to unite

First Known Use of CLEFT LIP

circa 1882

cleft lip

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CLEFT LIP

: a birth defect characterized by one or more clefts in the upper lip resulting from failure of the embryonic parts of the lip to unite—called also cheiloschisis

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