prosopoanoschisis

fa·cial cleft

a cleft resulting from incomplete merging or fusion of embryonic facial processes normally uniting in the formation of the face, for example, cleft lip or cleft palate.
Synonym(s): prosopoanoschisis

prosopoanoschisis

(prŏs″ō-pō″ă-nŏs′kĭ-sĭs) [Gr. prosopon, face, + ana, up, + schisis, a splitting]
An oblique facial cleft, a slanting furrow extending from mouth to eye.
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