Buccinator meaning

bŭk'sĭ-nā'tər
The thin, flat muscle forming the wall of the cheek.
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The flat muscle of the cheek, which compresses it and retracts the corners of the mouth.
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The thin, flat muscle forming the wall of the cheek.
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A thin broad muscle forming the wall of the cheek.
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Origin of buccinator

  • Latin 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 gwou- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Latin, a trumpeter, from bucinare to sound the trumpet.
    From Wiktionary