harelip definition

  • noun:
    • Cleft lip. Not any longer in scientific use.
    • A congenital malformation for the upper lip, similar to the mouth of a hare.
    • A lip, commonly the upper one, having a fissure of perpendicular division that way of a hare.
    • A congenital fissure or vertical division of the top lip: so called from its supposed similarity toward lip of a hare.
    • The hare-lipped sucker, Quassilabia lacera, a catostomid seafood remarkable the conformation of this mouth, which suggests a harelip.
    • a congenital cleft in the exact middle of top of the lip

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