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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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The buccal space (BS) does not have complete fascial coverings and is bordered medially by the buccinators muscle, MS posteriorly, PS laterally and anteriorly.
It revealed an expansile destructive lesion measuring about 4.4 * 6.3 mm is noted in right side of mandibular bone with extension to right side hypoglossus and mylohyoid muscles as well as outer subcutaneous fat and skin and right buccinators and master spaces.
Rowson (1992) attributed poor muscle tone and chronic food inspissation as contributory factors without any defect in buccinators muscle for formation of buccal diverticulum in a very old man.
A novel technique for cheek mucosa defect reconstruction using a pedicled buccal fat pad and buccinators myomucosal island flap.
The dissection was carried out in the plane deep to the buccinators muscle.
As hypothesized by Seltzer S, the cutaneous sinus tract occurs when mandibular teeth apices of posterior teeth are anatomically inferior to the origin of buccinators muscle and if the apices are superior to buccinator origin, a buccal sulcus fistula/ more rarely, a lingual perforation might occur, more commonly seen in young individuals (9).
In specimens at 13th-14th weeks of development, the anlage of buccal fat pad and its capsule can be observed in relation to the masseter and buccinators muscles and the parotic duct enclosed by the SMAS (Figure 6).
In a naturally occurring dimple, there is a small defect in the muscles of the cheek (typically the buccinators muscle); when a person smiles or makes other facial expressions, the skin overlying this defect is stuck down to the underlying connective tissue and is pulled inward to create a dimple.
There are eight moveable structures that affect the shape of the resonator: the pharyngeal constrictors (the muscles that form the back of the throat), the soft palate (velum) that is suspended between the throat and the nasal passages, the jaw (mandible) along with the muscles that move it, the tongue, the lips, the buccinators (the muscles that form the inside of the cheeks), the larynx along with the muscles that move it, and the balance of the head at the atlanto occipital (A/O) joint.