cheiloschisis


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Related to cheiloschisis: harelipped

cleft lip

(kleft lip)
A congenital facial defect of the lip (usually the upper lip) due to failure of fusion of the medial and lateral nasal prominences and maxillary prominence; frequently associated with cleft alveolus and cleft palate.
Synonym(s): harelip.
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