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English definition of “cleft lip”

cleft lip

noun [C]    
an upper lip that does not join in the middle because it did not develop normally before birth : Bobby was born with a cleft lip .Physical irregularities
(Definition of cleft lip noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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