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The thin, flat muscle forming the wall of the cheek.

[Latin buccinātor, trumpeter (from its being the chief muscle used in blowing), from buccinātus, past participle of buccināre, to blow a horn, from būcina, buccina, horn, trumpet; see gwou- in Indo-European roots.]
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(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]
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(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]
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European starlings and trumpeter swans (Cygmis buccinator) have demonstrated a significant or near significant increase in aggressive behaviors in response to stressful stimuli, while the cockatiels in this study displayed decreased aggressive behavior.
Yamakami et al.13 established an animal model through giving chronic electrical stimulation in the facial nerve near the central segment every day and giving electrical stimulation in the facial nerve temporal branch after a period of time, to record the AMR waveform in the buccinator, which inferred that the pathogenesis of FMS was the physical stimulation of offending vascular compression, leading to increased excitability of facial nuclei.
In addition, magnetic resonance imaging revealed an inflammation related contrast material opacification spreading to the buccinator area and retromolar trigone mucosa on the left (Figure 2).
Birds such as the crowned hornbill (Lophoceros alboterminatus), trumpeter hornbill (Bycanistes buccinator) and the Cape parrot (Poicephalus robustus suahelicus) are known to carry cycad seeds over long distances to their nests where they consume the sarcotesta and drop the intact kernel (Grobbelaar, 2004).
Salivary gland choristoma in the buccinator muscle: A case report and literature review.
The orbicularis oculi, corrugator supercilii, platysma, mentalis, and buccinator are the most preferred muscles for injection (4).
10 700 6955 buccinator Sandhill Crane 3763 2446 Grus canadensis * G.
The BFP in the oral cavity is a mass of specialized fatty tissue that is distinct from subcutaneous fat and is located on either sides of the face between the buccinator muscle and other superficial muscles (Figure 2(a)) [45-48].
Movement Muscles involved Kissing Orbicularis oris Blowing Buccinator, orbicularis oris Lifting Frontalis, corrugator supercilii, and upper eyebrows eyelid orbicularis oculi Smiling Risorius, zygomaticus major, zygomaticus minor, caninus, levator labii superioris, and orbicularis oris TABLE 2: Examples of results provided by SONRIE.
The artery is superficial to the mandible, buccinator muscle, and levator anguli oris muscle.
On March 6, 2015, we conducted an aerial survey covering a 24-km radius around the Pope County facility and identified [approximately equal to] 100 resident mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) and 21 trumpeter swans (Cygnus buccinator).
Blunt dissection was performed with caution through the buccinator muscle.