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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.

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  • noun teratology An abnormal condition in which the two plates of the skull that form the hard palate (roof of the mouth) are not completely joined.

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  • noun a congenital fissure of the hard palate

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