buccal

play
adjective buc·cal \ˈbə-kəl\

Definition of buccal

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

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

buccally

adverb

Origin and Etymology of buccal

Latin bucca cheek


First Known Use: 1720


Medical Dictionary

buccal

play
adjective buc·cal \ˈbək-əl\

Medical Definition of buccal

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

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

buccally

\-ə-lē\play adverb

Learn More about buccal


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up buccal? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to search out and expose misconduct

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • alphabet-magnets
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ