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.
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cheek pouch

n
(Zoology) a membranous pouch inside the mouth of many rodents and some other mammals: used for holding food
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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In order to mimic the friction to which oral mucosa is normally subjected in a daily routine, the right cheek pouch of the animals were superficially scratched with the tip of a 22-gauge needle on the fourth day.
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Inhibitory effect of Ruscus extract and of the flavonoid hesperidine methylchalcone on increased microvascular permeability induced by various agents in the hamster cheek pouch, J Cardiovascular Pharmacol 22;225-30.
In the study, monkeys were infected with SIV administered onto the cheek pouch of the rhesus macaque, likely coming into contact with the oral mucosa and tonsils before being swallowed.
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"People who don't have regular dental treatments often put an aspirin in the cheek pouch next to an aching tooth to get relief.
Chipmunks also gather food in their cheek pouches and carry it back to store in their homes.