Meaning of “buccal” in the English Dictionary

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"buccal" in British English

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buccaladjective

uk /ˈbʌk.əl/ us /ˈbʌk.əl/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • Frequently added to this is redness of the buccal and nasal membranes. 
  • Its buccal members are mere vestiges, useless simulacra, not real organs able to perform their duties. 
  • The buccal machinery, or articulate speech, is the language of the mind. 
  • The tongue is very small and entirely out of proportion to the vast buccal capacity. 

(Definition of “buccal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)