residual cleft

re·sid·u·al cleft

the remnants of the hypophysial diverticulum that occur between the pars distalis and pars intermedia; a distinct lumen is present in some animals, but, in humans, is present only during prenatal development and sometimes in young children.
Synonym(s): residual lumen
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She had a residual cleft palate of size 2X1 cm in the midline just above the bifid uvula.
Other features were Frontal bossing, contractures of fingers, joint laxity, hypertelorism, residual cleft palate 2x1cm and bifid uvula.