Pertaining to, adjacent to, or in the direction of the cheek.

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buc·cal 'bək-əl adj
1) of, relating to, near, involving, or supplying a cheek <the \buccal surface of a tooth> <the \buccal branch of the facial nerve>
2) of, relating to, involving, or lying in the mouth <the \buccal cavity>
buc·cal·ly -ə-lē adv

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1. relating to the mouth or the hollow part of the cheek.
2. describing the surface of a tooth adjacent to the cheek.

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buc·cal (bukґəl) [L. buccalis, from bucca cheek] pertaining to or directed toward the cheek. In dental anatomy, used to refer to the buccal surface of a tooth; see buccal surface, under surface. Cf. labial.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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