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cleft



Pronunciation: (kleft), [key]
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.
4. Vet. Pathol.a crack on the bend of the pastern of a horse.

cleft



Pronunciation: (kleft), [key]
v.
a pt. and pp. of cleave 2.

adj.
1. cloven; split; divided.
2. (of a leaf, corolla, lobe, or other expanded plant part) having divisions formed by incisions or narrow sinuses that extend more than halfway to the midrib or the base.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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