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buccinator

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noun buc·ci·na·tor \ˈbək-sə-ˌnā-tər\

Definition of buccinator

  1. :  a thin broad muscle forming the wall of the cheek



Origin and Etymology of buccinator

New Latin, from Latin bucinator trumpeter, from bucinare to sound on the trumpet, from bucina trumpet, from bov-, bos cow + canere to sing, play — more at cow, chant


First Known Use: 1615


Medical Dictionary

buccinator

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noun buc·ci·na·tor \ˈbək-sə-ˌnāt-ər\

Medical Definition of buccinator

  1. :  a thin broad muscle forming the wall of the cheek and serving to compress the cheek against the teeth and to retract the angle of the mouth—called also buccinator muscle



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