buccalization

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buccalization (uncountable)

  1. (phonetics) The process of a speech sound becoming buccal.
    • 1975, Eric H. Lenneberg, Elizabeth Lenneberg, Foundations of language development: a multidisciplinary approach
      Although buccalization of nasal vowels is the phenomenon most often observed, nasalization of oral vowels is not uncommon.
  2. (orthodontics) The procedure of moving teeth towards the buccal (cheek) side of the arch.