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[ klˈɛft], [ klˈɛft], [ k_l_ˈɛ_f_t]

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The word "cleft" comes from the ancient Latin word clef meaning "a break or separation." Clefts are typically found in the face and are caused by certain birth defects. Clefts may vary in size and shape, but they often involve a break in the skin and a folded-over portion of the tissue beneath. Clefts can affect any part of the body, but are particularly common in the face. Clefts can often be detected during prenatal screenings. If detected, treatment usually involves surgery to close the cleft. Clefts can be disfiguring, but they are usually benign and do not affect the child's ability to function.

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