Cleft of the soft and hard palates. SYN: uranoveloschisis. [urano- + G. staphyle, uvula, + schisis, fissure]

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ura·no·staph·y·los·chi·sis (u″rə-no-staf″ə-losґkĭ-sis) cleft palate involving both the soft palate and the hard palate.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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