mucobuccal fold

mu·co·buc·cal fold .myü-kō-'bək-əl- n the fold formed by the oral mucosa where it passes from the mandible or maxilla to the cheek

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the cul-de-sac formed where the mucous membrane is reflected from the upper or lower jaw to the cheek.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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