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Definition of Cleft palate prosthesis

Cleft palate prosthesis: A prosthetic device designed to close the opening left by a cleft (opening) in the palate and thereby to improve feeding and speech.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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