Definition of buccinator in English:

buccinator

Line breaks: buc¦cin|ator
Pronunciation: /ˈbʌksɪneɪtə
 
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noun

Anatomy
A flat, thin muscle in the wall of the cheek.
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

late 17th century: from Latin, from buccinare 'blow a trumpet', from buccina, denoting a kind of trumpet.

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