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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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This showed that the heating loss was greater in the ear alongside the cleft similar to the earlier report (2).
Researchers examined 377 infants born with cleft lip with or without cleft palate, 196 infants with cleft palate, and 763 healthy babies born between 1996 and 2000.
They studied babies born between 1996 to 2001, of whom 377 had a cleft lip (with or without a cleft palate), 196 had a cleft palate only and 763 were healthy controls.
In people, a cleft lip is usually corrected with surgery.
She will prevail on hospital directors to donate a week's worth of surgery rooms so doctors can perform cleft palate and lip surgeries, and eye surgeries for cross-eye, cataracts and, possibly, corneal transplants.
Compared with infants born of normal-weight mothers, infants of obese mothers had their risk increase by 28% for cleft palate, 14% for cleft lip, and 31% for both abnormalities.
They also have cleft lip and/or cleft palate and ectrodactyly (lobster claw deformity of hands or feet).
In these circumstances, Miss Jepson challenges the perception of a cleft palate as a serious handicap.
New Yorkers are invited to share their photos of the Empire State Building illuminated in Smile Train's signature red and blue colors on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using #EmpireStateBuilding, #GivingTuesday, #GiveSmiles @SmileTrain to ignite the global conversation about cleft lip and palate; and to encourage people to make donations this holiday season.
It arranged 'Free Cleft lip and Palate Camp' in collaboration with Smile Train.
At least one in 700 children is born with a cleft lip, an orofacial defect that affects the child's upper lip.
Jennifer Robson and Andy McLean's son Tom was born with a cleft lip, which was repaired by the Newcastle team.