Buccinator



a thin, flat muscle lining the cheek, the action of which contracts and compresses the cheek.
Historical Examples

The Compleat Surgeon, or the Whole Art of Surgery Explain’d in a Most Familiar Method Charles Gabriel Le Clerc
Artistic Anatomy of Animals douard Cuyer
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 Various
Artistic Anatomy of Animals douard Cuyer
The Young Voyageurs Mayne Reid

noun
a thin muscle that compresses the cheeks and holds them against the teeth during chewing, etc

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