cleft lip

noun
Updated on: 1 May 2018

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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circa 1882

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CLEFT LIP Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of cleft lip for English Language Learners

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


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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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