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harelip The description ‘like the lip of a hare’ was first applied (in Greek) by Galen to a cleft or ridge in the upper lip which results from defective development during fetal life. The cleft in the lip may or may not be accompanied by a cleft in the palate. Such defects can now be satisfactorily repaired.

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See cleft lip and palate.

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harelip, congenital abnormality in which there is a cleft or split in the upper lip. There may be a single opening in the middle portion of the lip or an opening on each side. The condition frequently occurs along with a cleft palate, an opening in the roof of the mouth. Harelip is usually corrected by plastic surgery soon after birth.

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harelip Congenital cleft in the upper lip caused by the failure of the two parts of the palate to unite. It is a congenital condition, often associated with cleft palate.

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hare·lip / ˈhe(ə)rˌlip/ • n. offens. another term for cleft lip. DERIVATIVES: hare·lipped adj.

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harelip (hair-lip) n. see cleft lip.

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