buccal

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From Latin bucca (cheek; mouth) +‎ -al.

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buccal (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to the cheek or, more rarely, the mouth.
  2. (dentistry, of a premolar or molar) On the side facing the cheek.
  3. (medicine, of a drug) Administered in the mouth, not by swallowing but by absorption through the skin of the cheek; often by placing between the top gum and the inside of the lip.

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

buccal m (feminine buccale, masculine plural buccaux, feminine plural buccales)

  1. buccal