Definition of Buccal

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or toward the cheek.

Partainyms: Cheek

2. Adjective. Lying within the mouth. "A buccal gland"
Similar to: Oral

3. Adjective. Oriented toward the inside of the cheek. "The buccal aspect of the gum"
Similar to: Oral

Definition of Buccal

1. a. Of or pertaining to the mouth or cheeks.

Definition of Buccal

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the cheek or, more rarely, the mouth. ¹

2. Adjective. (dentistry of a premolar or molar) On the side facing the cheek. ¹

3. Adjective. (medicine of a drug) Administered in the mouth, not by swallowing but by absorption through the skin of the cheek; often by placing between the top gum and the inside of the lip. ¹

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Definition of Buccal

1. pertaining to the cheek [adj] : BUCCALLY [adv]

Medical Definition of Buccal

1. Pertaining to or directed toward the cheek. In dental anatomy, used to refer to the buccal surface of a tooth. Origin: L. Buccalis, from bucca = cheek This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Buccal

bubonic plague
buccal (current term)
buccal angles
buccal artery
buccal branches of facial nerve
buccal caries
buccal cavities
buccal cavity
buccal curve
buccal digestion
buccal embrasure
buccal fat-pad
buccal flange
buccal gingiva
buccal glands
buccal lymph node

Literary usage of Buccal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Laryngoscope by American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society (1908)
"On the Physio-pathology of Nasal Respiration. RUGANI, L. (Florence). On the Physiologic Value of Nasal and buccal Respiration. POLI, G. (Genoa). ..."

2. Practical orthodontia by Martin Dewey (1919)
"¡the mesio-buccal inclined plane of the lingual cusp of the mandibular second ... I the mesio-lingual inclined plane J of the disto-buccal cusp of the ..."

3. Elements of Comparative Anatomy by Carl Gegenbaur (1878)
"This muscular apparatus forms the posterior boundary of the buccal cavity ... In Reptiles and Birds the anterior and lateral boundaries of the buccal cavity ..."

4. Descriptive anatomy of the human teeth by Greene Vardiman Black (1897)
"RIGHT UPPER FIRST MOLAR, OCCLUSAL SURFACE, with four cusps, a, Mesio-buccal cusp; b, disto-buccal cusp; c, mesio-lingual cusp; d, disto- lingual cusp; f, ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1868)
"X. " Notes on Variations in the origin of the Long buccal Branch of the Fifth Cranial Nerve." By WM. TURNER, MB (Lond.), Professor of Anatomy, University of ..."

6. Practical Bacteriology, Blood Work and Animal Parasitology: Including by Edward Rhodes Stitt (1916)
"Monilia may be found in sprue ulcerations about tongue or buccal mucosa. In examining for buccal amoebae mount the purulent material from pyorrhoea in the ..."

7. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology (1867)
"ON A VARIATION IN THE ORIGIN OF THE LONG buccal NERVE AS ELUCIDATING ITS ... Thirdly, the buccal nerve is regarded as purely sensory in its function, ..."

8. Dental Anatomy by Martin Dewey (1916)
"buccal Surface. The buccal surface of the upper first molar is convex ... The occlusal border of the buccal surface is surmounted by the tips of two cusps, ..."

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