the flat muscle of the cheek, which compresses it and retracts the corners of the mouth
Origin of buccinatorL, trumpeter from past participle of buccinare, to blow a trumpet from buccina, a trumpet from an unverified form boucana from bos, ox, cow + canere, to sing: see chant
The thin, flat muscle forming the wall of the cheek.
Origin of buccinatorLatin 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.
- a thin broad muscle forming the wall of the cheek.
Latin, a trumpeter, from bucinare to sound the trumpet.