harelip

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hare·lip

 (hâr′lĭp′)
n.
Often Offensive Cleft lip.

hare′lipped′ adj.

harelip

(ˈhɛəˌlɪp)
n
(Pathology) a congenital cleft or fissure in the midline of the upper lip, resembling the cleft upper lip of a hare, often occurring with cleft palate. Preferred form cleft lip
ˈhareˌlipped adj

hare•lip

(ˈhɛərˌlɪp)

n.
usage: cleft lip is the usual term for this condition. harelip is perceived as offensive by those who have the condition (because it refers to the cleft lip of a hare), but the term is often used in a neutral manner by others.
n.
Offensive. cleft lip.
[1560–70]
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Noun1.harelip - a congenital cleft in the middle of the upper lip
Translations
hareskaar
huulihalkio
labium leporinum

harelip

[ˈhɛəˈlɪp] Nlabio m leporino

harelip

hare lip [ˌhɛərˈlɪp] nbec-de-lièvre m

harelip

[ˌhɛəˈlɪp] nlabbro leporino

hare·lip

n. labio leporino, deformidad congénita a nivel del labio superior causada por falta de fusión del proceso nasal interno y el lateral maxilar;
___ suturesutura del ___.

harelip

n (vulg) labio hendido, labio leporino (fam or vulg)
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Throughout her reign, she has been involved in the Smile Train, a charity for children born with cleft palates and harelips in Kenya; a telethon to raise funds for an autism school in Iowa and raise awareness of HIV in Moscow; and in visiting underprivileged communities in Los Angeles.
She found that the incidence of harelips and cleft palates, spina bifida, congenital heart defects, Downs Syndrome, and other major chromosomal disorders were all more than three times higher in Halabja.
Elaine and Pete wanted to do something in his memory, so they used some money which had been saved for him to pay for operations on four children in the Third World who had harelips.