Definition of cleft palate in English:

cleft palate

Syllabification: cleft pal·ate

noun

A congenital split in the roof of the mouth.
More example sentences
  • Around 70% of babies with cleft lips also have cleft palates.
  • Many patients had cleft lips, cleft palates, burns, or extra or fused fingers or toes.
  • A cleft palate is an opening between the roof of the mouth and the nasal cavity.

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