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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

buccal (bkl) adj.

1. Of or relating to the cheeks or the mouth cavity.

2. buccal - lying within the mouth; "a buccal gland"
oral - of or involving the mouth or mouth region or the surface on which the mouth is located; "the oral cavity"; "the oral mucous membrane"; "the oral surface of a starfish"

3. buccal - toward the inside of the cheek; "the buccal aspect of the gum"
oral - of or involving the mouth or mouth region or the surface on which the mouth is located; "the oral cavity"; "the oral mucous membrane"; "the oral surface of a starfish"



4 Comments:

Blogger screetus said...

You know what the weird thing is, how the cells inside your cheeks sound nothing like that word: epithelial cells.
'Course, it's been a long time since grade 8 science.

6:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That one is easy!! It can either derive from Bocca = mouth. or Bucca = opening. Then every opening would be oral...which kinky enough it is! he he.

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Hey,

just wanted to drop a message :).. it's jay's fault..haha .. buccal is actually an aspect, so when you identify somethin within the oral cavity, if it's facing the "cheek" side, it'll be buccal.. like buccal mucosa..which would be the mucosal lining around the buccinator going towards teh risorius muscle .. or the buccal aspect of a molar, which would be the side of the tooth facing the cheek.. the cheek in reality is composed of a muscle called the buccinator, hence when we retract the cheek, we're retracting the buccinator muscle..

Henry

3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Total sense.. i hate anatomy :).. but it's something you need to learn..sigh.. the only thing i like about anatomy is it's clinical aspects like pain referral through dermatomes..

Henry

5:57 PM  

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