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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 is a common birth defect that occurs very early in pregnancy.
Oral clefting is affected by gender, geographic location, nationality, nutritional and periconceptional consumption of folic acid.
The transforming growth factor alpha (TGFA) gene is a well-studied candidate gene for oral clefting.
2008) A qualitative description of receiving a diagnosis of clefting in the prenatal or postnatal period.
Cleft lip (cheiloschisis) and cleft palate (palatoschisis), which can also occur together as cleft lip and palate, are variations of a type of clefting congenital deformity caused by abnormal facial development during gestation.
The mandible and central symphysis area were deficient, and the entire mentum was underprotruded and featured palpable clefting.
Clefting of the secondary palate only includes all structures posterior to the incisive foramen.