Cleft

Definition of Cleft

Pronunciation: klĕft
imp. & p. 1.imp. & p. p. from Cleave.
a.1.Divided; split; partly divided or split.
2.(Bot.) Incised nearly to the midrib; as, a cleft leaf.
n.1.A space or opening made by splitting; a crack; a crevice; as, the cleft of a rock.
2.A piece made by splitting; as, a cleft of wood.
3.(Far.) A disease in horses; a crack on the band of the pastern.
Branchial clefts
See under Branchial.

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