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Term: Cleft Palate and Lip

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2008-11-18


Birth defects affecting the roof and/or upper lip of the mouth. These defects may appear together or separately. The defect can range from a small notch in the lip to a vertical fissure that runs into the roof of the mouth and nose.


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