Cleft – meaning of the word and example

An opening or crack, especially in a rock or the ground. (Cambridge Dictionary)

A space or opening made by or as if by splitting: Fissure. (Merriam – Webster)

A usually V-shaped indented formation a hollow between ridges or protuberances. (Merriam – Webster)

A cleft in a rock or in the ground is a narrow opening in it. (Collins Dictionary)

cleft in someone’s chin is a line down the middle of it. (Collins Dictionary)

Example

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/cleft-lip-palate.html

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