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 buccinator, trumpeter (from its being the chief muscle used in blowing), from buccinatus, past participle of buccinare, to blow a horn, from b&umacron;cina, 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.