Medical Definition of Buccal fat-pad

1. An encapsuled mass of fat in the cheek on the outer side of the buccinator muscle, especially marked in the infant; supposed to strengthen and support the cheek during the act of sucking. Synonym: corpus adiposum buccae, Bichat's fat-pad, Bichat's protuberance, fat body of cheek, sucking cushion, sucking pad, suctorial pad. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Buccal Fat-pad

buccal angles
buccal artery
buccal branches of facial nerve
buccal caries
buccal cavities
buccal cavity
buccal curve
buccal digestion
buccal embrasure
buccal fat-pad (current term)
buccal flange
buccal gingiva
buccal glands
buccal lymph node
buccal mucosa
buccal nerve
buccal node
buccal occlusion
buccal pit
buccal region
buccal surface
buccal tablet
buccal tube

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