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cleft palate

noun

Simple Definition of cleft palate

  • medical : a split in the roof of the mouth that some people are born with

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cleft palate

  1. :  congenital fissure of the roof of the mouth

1847

First Known Use of cleft palate

1847


Medical Dictionary

cleft palate

noun

Medical Definition of cleft palate

  1. :  congenital fissure of the roof of the mouth produced by failure of the two maxillae to unite during embryonic development and often associated with cleft lip—called also palatoschisis




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