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cleft palate

noun

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

Full Definition of CLEFT PALATE

:  congenital fissure of the roof of the mouth

First Known Use of CLEFT PALATE

1847

cleft palate

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CLEFT PALATE

:  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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