Meaning of CLEFT in English

CLEFT

[cleft] n [ME clift, fr. OE geclyft; akin to OE cleofan to cleave] (14c) 1: a space or opening made by or as if by splitting: fissure

2: a usu. V-shaped indented formation: a hollow between ridges or protuberances "the anal ~ of the human body"

[2]cleft adj [ME, fr. pp. of cleven] (14c): partially split or divided; specif: divided about halfway to the midrib "a ~ leaf"

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