Medical Dictionary


noun buc·ci·na·tor \ˈbək-sə-ˌnāt-ər\

Medical Definition of BUCCINATOR

:  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

Illustration of BUCCINATOR


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