cleft

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cleft

1. a fissure or crevice
2. (of leaves) having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib
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Clefting results when there is not enough tissue in the mouth or lip area, and the tissue that is available does not join properly together.
Analysis of the EPHX1 113 polymorphism and GSTM1 homozygous null polymorphism and oral clefting associated with maternal smoking.
The risk for orofacial clefting among these infants was significantly higher (odds ratio 1.
In preventing unintended predicate-focus construal of a sentence via biclausal expression of a single proposition, the clefting operation has the additional advantage of allowing speakers to prevent certain semantic scope ambiguities that can arise in monoclausal sentences.
It is characterized by ectrodactyly, ectodermal dysplasia, and with or without clefting anomalies.