buccinator(redirected from buccinator (muscle))
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The thin, flat muscle forming the wall of the cheek.
(Anatomy) a thin muscle that compresses the cheeks and holds them against the teeth during chewing, etc
[C17: from Latin, from buccināre to sound the trumpet, from buccina trumpet]
buc•ci•na•tor(ˈbʌk səˌneɪ tər)
a thin, flat muscle of the cheek region, the action of which contracts and compresses the cheek.
[1665–75; < New Latin; Latin buccinātor, būcinātor trumpeter]