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cleft palatenoun [C]

 us   /ˈkleft ˈpæl·ət/
a ​condition in which a ​person is ​born with an ​opening in the ​roof of the ​mouth
(Definition of cleft palate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cleft palate”
in Chinese (Simplified) 腭裂…
in Chinese (Traditional) 齶裂…
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