a congenitally deformed lip, usually the upper one, in which there is a vertical fissure that extends into one or both nostrils.
the deformity itself.
Folk-lore of Shakespeare Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
a congenital split in the upper lip, often associated with a cleft palate
A congenital deformity characterized by a vertical cleft or pair of clefts in the upper lip, with or without involvement of the palate.
- Cleft hand
- Cleft palate
a congenital defect of the palate in which a longitudinal fissure exists in the roof of the mouth, often associated with a cleft lip. Historical Examples Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot Epilepsy, Hysteria, and Neurasthenia Isaac G. Briggs Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot Dear Enemy Jean Webster An Ohio Woman in the Philippines […]
- Cleft sentence
a sentence in which a simpler sentence is paraphrased by being divided into two parts, each with its own verb, in order to emphasize certain information, especially a sentence beginning with expletive it and a form of be followed by the information being emphasized, as It was a mushroom that Alice ate instead of Alice […]
- Cleft spine