Definitions

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

  • noun Often Offensive Cleft lip.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A congenital fissure or vertical division of the upper lip: so called from its supposed resemblance to the lip of a hare.
  • noun The hare-lipped sucker, Quassilabia lacera, a catostomid fish remarkable for the conformation of the mouth, which suggests a harelip.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A lip, commonly the upper one, having a fissure of perpendicular division like that of a hare.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun teratology A congenital malformation of the upper lip, reminiscent of the mouth of a hare.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a congenital cleft in the middle of the upper lip

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Examples

  • The term harelip, used to describe facial clefts, arose from

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  • The term harelip, used to describe facial clefts, arose from

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  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Away from home, kids taunted Deshante, called her harelip, physically abused her.

    CNN Transcript Mar 26, 2004

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Away from home, kids taunted Deshante, called her harelip, physically abused her.

    CNN Transcript Mar 26, 2004

  • In the case of a partial or complete failure of the two sides of the face to come together in the median line, a deformity results which is known as harelip -- a partial or complete cleft of the upper lip.

    The Mother and Her Child

  • Takuan said: "Cleft lip (cheiloschisis) and cleft palate (palatoschisis) (colloquially known as harelip), which ca ..." mdh said: "Klg19 - I would not support pointing this cannon towards a homeless shelter. ..."

    Boing Boing

  • Takuan said: "Cleft lip (cheiloschisis) and cleft palate (palatoschisis) (colloquially known as harelip), which ca ..." mdh said: "Klg19 - I would not support pointing this cannon towards a homeless shelter. ..."

    Boing Boing

  • Children in particular suffer a lot from the deformity, even if the insulting and discriminating term 'harelip' has fortunately almost died out.

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  • Children in particular suffer a lot from the deformity, even if the insulting and discriminating term 'harelip' has fortunately almost died out.

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  • Elsewhere in text it is spelled "harelip". (a hare lip.

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