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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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For the last 30 years, he has been visiting Pakistan every year to conduct free operations for facial cleft of poor patients at Ayub Teaching Hospital (ATH).
Transverse facial cleft was the most common rare facial cleft in our study.
A robust linear regression model was employed using the R package, MASS (Venables and Ripley 2002), to test the association between maternal smoking status (binary variable: active smokers versus nonsmokers and passive/i nfrequent smokers) and methylation ([beta]-value) at each CpG site, adjusting for facial cleft status (control, cleft lip with or without cleft palate, and cleft palate only), infant's sex, and two technical factors: batch effects (96-well plate) and bisulfite conversion efficiency (model 1) (see Supplemental Material, Methods, Data pre-processing).
The birth of an infant with a facial cleft can be an emotionally traumatic time initiating feelings and reactions in the parents in response to the facial appearance (Beaumont, 2006).
The accuracy of antenatal ultrasound in the detection of facial clefts in a low-risk screening population.
Type of facial cleft, associated congenital malformations and patients' ratings of school and conduct problems, Cleft Palate Journal, 24, 209-215.
In this study, a total of 53 babies with facial cleft were examined; 23 babies have other congenital anomalies; 16 babies have congenital heart diseases.
Seventy-three children were born from April 2007 to March 2008 with a facial cleft, of whom 56 were referred for antenatal support from an anomaly scan.
They joined forces to treat the brave Bosnian boy with a extremely rare deformity called a facial cleft.
But a trained sonographer does not need the 3-D image to diagnose a facial cleft.
Other anomalies that can be detected at 18 but not 14 weeks include those of the neural tube, gastrointestinal tract, and kidneys, as well as facial cleft, agenesis of the corpus callosum, hydrocephalus, fetal tumors, and limb and skeletal abnormalities.