cleft lip

noun

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

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Among the 517 women prescribed topiramate, three babies (0.60%) had cleft lip, compared with 1,637 babies (0.09%) born to women not taking an epilepsy drug. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Epilepsy drugs linked to higher risk of birth defects, study says," 12 June 2019 The 7-year-old Oklahoma boy was born with bilateral cleft lip and palate, and an eye condition known as heterochromia iridum. Mallorie Sullivan, Cincinnati.com, "He was bullied for his cleft lip, eyes. Then he adopted a cat with the same features.," 4 Apr. 2018 The patient was an infant just a few months old, who had been born with a cleft lip. Jenny Vrentas, SI.com, "For Many NFL Players, Summer Doesn't Bring Much of a Break," 9 July 2018 While his cleft lip and palate have been corrected with surgery, Madden still bears a scar from the procedure. Christina Capatides, CBS News, "Bullied boy rescues cat with same rare eye condition and cleft lip," 3 Apr. 2018 The tourism board will make a contribution of $15,000 to Operation Smile’s trips and operations for Thai children with cleft lips or left palates. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY, "These are top travel contests you can enter in April," 5 Apr. 2018 The post contained a picture of a cat, waiting to be adopted from a Minnesota animal shelter, that had a cleft lip. Christina Capatides, CBS News, "Bullied boy rescues cat with same rare eye condition and cleft lip," 3 Apr. 2018 Christian Buchanan, six, was born with a condition called Tessier cleft lip and palate - so rare there are only thought to be 60 cases documented in medical history. Lizzie Parry, Fox News, "'I was born awesome': 6-year-old born with no eyes is raising awareness about being different," 9 Mar. 2018 Results here suggested a link between the two antibiotics and several birth defects, such as anopthamalia (the absence of one or both eyes), a condition that affects blood flow through the heart, and cleft lip with cleft palate. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s What You Need to Know About Treating a UTI While Pregnant," 18 Jan. 2018

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circa 1882, in the meaning defined above

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cleft lip

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cleft lip

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

cleft lip

noun

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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