9 Grammatical Pitfalls
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.
|cleft palate |
Incomplete closure of the palate during development of an embryo, resulting in a split along part or all of the roof of the mouth.