Origin of buccal
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- of or relating to the cheek
- of or relating to the mouth; oralbuccal lesion
C19: from Latin bucca cheek
Word Origin and History for buccally
"pertaining to the cheek," 1831, from Latin bucca "cheek," especially when puffed out (later "mouth"); see bouche.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of, relating to, adjacent to, or in the direction of the cheek.
- Of or relating to the mouth cavity.
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