This leads to various deformities, the chief of which are cleft palate and hare-lip.
A priori, cleft palate is an evident expression of hereditary defect.
To blame a man for having weak control—a sick will—is as unreasonable as to blame him for a cleft palate or a squint.
cleft palate has been observed among dogs, sheep, goats, &c.
I expected, after half an hour's conversation, that he would ask to look down my throat to see if I had a cleft palate.
Many of them have cleft palate or harelip, straight hair very black, and heads rather flattened on top.
Common illustrations of such deforming developmental accidents are harelip, cleft palate, and club foot.
One had a cleft palate, another great copper-colored blotches on his forehead, and all were covered with humor.
Should this failure to unite be in the deeper structures of the head, then cleft palate is the result.
The operation for cleft palate is usually successful when performed at the proper time and by competent hands.
cleft palate n.
A congenital fissure in the roof of the mouth, resulting from incomplete fusion of the palate during embryonic development. It may involve only the uvula or extend through the entire palate. Also called palatoschisis.
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Incomplete closure of the palate during development of an embryo, resulting in a split along part or all of the roof of the mouth.