buccal

adjective
buc·​cal | \ˈbə-kəl \

Definition of buccal 

1 : of, relating to, near, involving, or supplying a cheek the buccal surface of a tooth the buccal branch of the facial nerve

2 : of, relating to, involving, or lying in the mouth the buccal cavity

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Other Words from buccal

buccally adverb

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Police have also obtained buccal swab search warrants to collect DNA from the men. Hanna Krueger, NOLA.com, "NOPD seeks persons of interest in 2017 Algiers murder," 22 May 2018 Once McCain’s DNA information was recorded upon the arrest, Franquiz said, officials collected new buccal swabs from him in mid-April. Bianca Padró Ocasio, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Eustis man faces charges for crime police say he committed 2 years ago," 27 July 2017 The prosecution asked for a buccal swab, or a a swab of the cheek for DNA, from Reeves, which Boswell granted. Becky Jacobs, Post-Tribune, "15-year-old girl appears in court on charges she murdered her mother in Gary," 25 July 2017 In fact, elephant seals spend so much time diving and so little time at the water’s surface that some researchers propose (tongue implanted into medial wall of buccal cavity) that they might better be regarded as ‘surfacers’ rather than ‘ Darren Naish, Scientific American Blog Network, "Incredible Elephant Seals, Part 1," 3 June 2017 Backed by a search warrant, Nolan said another buccal swab was taken from inside Lewis' cheek and that DNA profile also came back as a match to the hair sample recovered from the cap. Ken Daley, NOLA.com, "NOPD makes arrest in 2015 French Quarter double shooting," 25 May 2017 The judge also granted a prosecution request to obtain additional fingerprint and buccal swab samples from Cross. Dan Campana, Elgin Courier-News, "Teen pleads not guilty in Elgin shooting," 12 May 2017 Anderson also filed a motion for Hummel to submit a buccal swab, a swab of the cheek for DNA. Becky Jacobs, Post-Tribune, "Hobart father accused of inadvertently shooting his daughter appears in court," 28 June 2017

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First Known Use of buccal

circa 1721, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for buccal

Latin bucca cheek

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buccal

adjective
buc·​cal | \ˈbək-əl \

Medical Definition of buccal 

1 : of, relating to, near, involving, or supplying a cheek the buccal surface of a tooth the buccal branch of the facial nerve

2 : of, relating to, involving, or lying in the mouth the buccal cavity

Other Words from buccal

buccally \-​ə-​lē \ adverb

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