\hˈe͡əlɪp], \hˈeəlɪp], \h_ˈeə_l_ɪ_p]\
Definitions of HARE'LIP
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A fissure or cleft in the lip, occurring normally in the hare and various fishes, and as a congenital deformity in children, due in the latter case to an imperfect local development of the tissues. It usually occurs in the upper lip, and is generally dependent on a defective or delayed union of the superior maxilla, or a deficient development of the premaxillary bones.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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