Definitions for cleftklɛft

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cleftklɛft(n.)

  1. a space or opening made by cleavage; a split.

  2. a division formed by cleaving.

  3. a hollow area or indentation:

    a chin with a cleft.

Origin of cleft:

1300–50; ME clift, OE (ge)clyft split, cracked, c. OHG, ON kluft; akin to cleave2

cleftklɛft(v.)

  1. Ref: a pt. and pp. of cleave2. 2

  2. (adj.)cloven; split; divided.

    Category: Zoology

  3. (of plant parts, as a leaf) having divisions that extend more than halfway to the midrib or base.

    Category: Botany

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cleft(noun)

    a split or indentation in something (as the palate or chin)

  2. crack, cleft, crevice, fissure, scissure(adj)

    a long narrow opening

  3. cleft, dissected(adj)

    having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib

Wiktionary

  1. cleft(Noun)

    an opening, fissure, or V-shaped indentation made by or as if by splitting

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cleft

    of Cleave

  2. Cleft

    of Cleave

  3. Cleft

    imp. & p. p. from Cleave

  4. Cleft(adj)

    divided; split; partly divided or split

  5. Cleft(adj)

    incised nearly to the midrib; as, a cleft leaf

  6. Cleft(noun)

    a space or opening made by splitting; a crack; a crevice; as, the cleft of a rock

  7. Cleft(noun)

    a piece made by splitting; as, a cleft of wood

  8. Cleft(noun)

    a disease in horses; a crack on the band of the pastern

Freebase

  1. Cleft Palate

    Cleft lip and cleft palate, 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. A cleft is a fissure or opening—a gap. It is the non-fusion of the body's natural structures that form before birth. Approximately 1 in 700 children born have a cleft lip or a cleft palate or both. In decades past, the condition was sometimes referred to as harelip, based on the similarity to the cleft in the lip of a hare, but that term is now generally considered to be offensive. Clefts can also affect other parts of the face, such as the eyes, ears, nose, cheeks, and forehead. In 1976, Paul Tessier described fifteen lines of cleft. Most of these craniofacial clefts are even rarer and are frequently described as Tessier clefts using the numerical locator devised by Tessier. A cleft lip or palate can be successfully treated with surgery, especially so if conducted soon after birth or in early childhood.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

cleft(noun)

an opening made by splitting

a cleft in the rocks.

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