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buc·cal

 (bŭk′əl)
adj.
Of or relating to the cheeks or the mouth cavity.

[From Latin bucca, cheek.]

buc′cal·ly adv.

buccal

(ˈbʌkəl)
adj
1. (Anatomy) of or relating to the cheek
2. (Anatomy) of or relating to the mouth; oral: buccal lesion.
[C19: from Latin bucca cheek]

buc•cal

(ˈbʌk əl)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the cheek.
2. pertaining to the mouth or the sides of the mouth.
[1825–35; (< French) < Latin bucc(a) cheek, mouth + -al1]
buc′cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.buccal - of or relating to or toward the cheek
2.buccal - lying within the mouth; "a buccal gland"
oral - of or involving the mouth or mouth region or the surface on which the mouth is located; "the oral cavity"; "the oral mucous membrane"; "the oral surface of a starfish"
3.buccal - oriented toward the inside of the cheek; "the buccal aspect of the gum"
oral - of or involving the mouth or mouth region or the surface on which the mouth is located; "the oral cavity"; "the oral mucous membrane"; "the oral surface of a starfish"
Translations

buc·cal

a. bucal;
___ mucosamucosa de la mejilla;
___ tabletpastilla sublingual.
References in periodicals archive ?
The buccal and apical bone through the extraction socket and the possible bony interferences at the buccal aspect that might be encountered during the distraction process were eliminated or smoothed between the canine and the second premolar, preserving palatal/lingual cortical shelves.
After giving local anaesthesia (1: 200000 adrenaline), a split thickness single flap approach was performed on the buccal aspect of the teeth being treated.
Intraoral examination revealed a diffuse swelling measuring 25x15 mm in the buccal aspect of the mandible on the left side, extending from the region of the second premolar till the missing third molar region, and causing buccal vestibular obliteration.
Clinically there was a marked mobility of the fragment and an increased pocket depth on the buccal aspect (Figures 1(a) and 1(b)).
(3) During the 21-day evaluation, eight panelists wore a human enamel specimen on the buccal aspect of an intraoral appliance.
(2010) concluded in a report on the socket shield technique: Retaining the buccal aspect of the root during implant placement does not appear to interfere with osseointegration and may be beneficial in preserving the buccal bone plate.