buccinator

noun
buc·​ci·​na·​tor | \ˈbək-sə-ˌnā-tər \

Definition of buccinator 

: a thin broad muscle forming the wall of the cheek

First Known Use of buccinator

1615, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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buccinator

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

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