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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 palatecleft palate,
incomplete fusion of bones of the palate. The cleft may be confined to the soft palate at the back of the mouth; it may include the hard palate, or roof of the mouth; or it may extend through the gum and lip, producing a gap in the teeth and a cleft lip, which is
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, an opening in the roof of the mouth. Harelip is usually corrected by plastic surgery soon after birth.

harelip

[′her‚lip]
(medicine)
A congenital defect, sometimes hereditary, marked by an abnormal cleft between the upper lip and the base of the nose. Also known as cleft lip.

harelip

a congenital cleft or fissure in the midline of the upper lip, resembling the cleft upper lip of a hare, often occurring with cleft palate
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Barabbas' scepticism is simply juxtaposed with the belief of the girl with the harelip. As in the Gospels, the resurrection itself is not narrated, and there are no eyewitnesses that confirm its occurrence (Ridderbos, 1987:545; Luz, 1989:595-596).
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