cleft palate

noun

Definition of cleft palate

  1. :  congenital fissure of the roof of the mouth

1847

First Known Use of cleft palate

1847


CLEFT PALATE Defined for English Language Learners

cleft palate

noun

Definition of cleft palate for English Language Learners

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


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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