A flat, thin muscle in the wall of the cheek.
- The gland may extend to the mandibular ramus to cover the buccinator muscle.
- Other episodes have been attributed to anatomic abnormalities, including a patulous Stensen's duct masseter muscle hypertrophy and buccinator muscle weakness.
- The moment the child is a mouth breather, and the tongue drops to the floor of the mouth, the buccinators continue to push inwards and cause the upper arch to collapse.
Late 17th century: from Latin, from buccinare 'blow a trumpet', from buccina, denoting a kind of trumpet.
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