Buc`ci·na'tor noun [ Latin , a trumpeter, from bucinare to sound the trumpet.] (Anat.) A muscle of the cheek; -- so called from its use in blowing wind instruments.
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<anatomy, muscle> Origin, posterior portion of alveolar portion of maxilla and mandible and pterygomandibular raphe; insertion, orbicularis oris at angle of mouth; action, flattens cheek, retracts angle of mouth; nerve supply, facial. Plays an important role in mastication, working with tongue...
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• (n.) A muscle of the cheek; -- so called from its use in blowing wind instruments.
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[disambiguation] The buccinator muscle is a muscle at the side of the face. Buccinator may also refer to: ...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: buk′si-nā′tēr See: buccinator (muscle)
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The buccinator is a flat thin muscle of the cheek. It compresses the cheeks and retracts the angle of the mouth, thereby assisting mastication and regulating the expulsion of air in whistling or playing a wind- instrument.
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(muscle) Type: Term Definitions: 1. facial muscle of cheek; origin, posterior portion of alveolar portion of maxilla and mandible and pterygomandibular raphe; insertion, angle of mouth; also become interspersed with more horizontal portions of the orbicularis oris; action, flattens cheek, ret...
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Latin = trumpeter - hence the muscle which blows air out from the cheek under pressure.
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