cheek pouch


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cheek pouch

n.
A pocketlike fold of skin in the cheeks of various animals, such as squirrels, gophers, and monkeys, that functions as a means of carrying food.

cheek pouch

n
(Zoology) a membranous pouch inside the mouth of many rodents and some other mammals: used for holding food

cheek′ pouch`


n.
a sac in the cheek of certain animals, as squirrels, in which food may be carried.
[1825–35]
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Noun1.cheek pouch - a membranous pouch inside the mouth of many rodents (as a gopher)
pouch, pocket - (anatomy) saclike structure in any of various animals (as a marsupial or gopher or pelican)
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