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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.
(Pathology) a congenital crack or fissure in the midline of the hard palate, often associated with a harelip
a congenital defect of the palate in which a longitudinal fissure exists in the roof of the mouth.
Incomplete closure of the palate during development of an embryo, resulting in a split along part or all of the roof of the mouth. ♦ A vertical split or cleft in the upper lip that can occur with or without a cleft palate is called a cleft lip.
cleft palaten (Med) → palatoschisi f
n. paladar hendido, defecto congénito del velo del paladar por falta de fusión en la línea media.