What is the difference between a cleft lip and a harelip?

Older term. Hare lip is the same as cleft lip. All rabbits (hares) have cleft lips and this is normal for them. This is where the term comes from. Many people feel this is a derogatory term and so it is not often used nowadays.

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That's not a cleft lip, that's a harelip." what is the difference?

Same thing. Hare lip is the old fashioned term for cleft lip. It is named after rabbits (hare) who all have a cleft lip. It is a term we try not to use any more because of the negative associations many people have with the term. Read more...

Please help! What is the difference between a cleft lip and a cleft palate?

Lip vs palate. A cleft lip is a cleft in the lip, unilateral or bilateraly. A cleft palate is a cleft of the palate - it may be in the front, left right or bilateral. Or in the back - either of the bone of the palate of the bone and soft tissue. Read more...
Palate vs Lip. A cleft lip is an opening in the lip whereas a cleft palate is a split in the roof of the mouth. Read more...

Please help! What is the difference between a cleft palate and a cleft lip?

Lip vs palate. A cleft lip is a cleft in the lip, unilateral or bilateraly. A cleft palate is a cleft of the palate - it may be in the front, left right or bilateral. Or in the back - either of the bone of the palate of the bone and soft tissue. Read more...
Palate vs Lip. A cleft lip is an opening in the lip whereas a cleft palate is a split in the roof of the mouth. Read more...

What is the difference between having a cleft lip and a cleft palate?

Location, location. A cleft palate is just that, a clefting isolated to the palate. A cleft lip is isolated to the lip. People can have one or the other or both. Read more...
Gap in lip or mouth. A cleft lip is a gap in the upper lip on one or both sides. A cleft palate is a hole in the roof of the mouth, either in the back near the uvula, or going forward all the way to the gum line. You can have either cleft lip or palate, or both. Read more...