buccal

[ buhk-uhl ]
/ ˈbʌk əl /

adjective Anatomy.

of or relating to the cheek.
pertaining to the sides of the mouth or to the mouth; oral.
Dentistry. directed toward the cheek.Compare distal (def. 2), mesial (def. 2).

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Origin of buccal

First recorded in 1825–35; from New Latin buccālis, equivalent to Latin bucca “cheek, mouth” + -ālis adjective suffix; see origin at bucco-, -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM buccal

buc·cal·ly, adverbpost·buc·cal, adjectivepre·buc·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for buccal

buccal
/ (ˈbʌkəl) /

adjective

of or relating to the cheek
of or relating to the mouth; oralbuccal lesion

Word Origin for buccal

C19: from Latin bucca cheek
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Medical definitions for buccal

buccal
[ bŭkəl ]

adj.

Of, relating to, adjacent to, or in the direction of the cheek.
Of or relating to the mouth cavity.
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