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buccinator definitions

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin bucinator trumpeter, from bucinare to sound on the trumpet, from bucina trumpet, from bov-, bos cow + canere to sing, play more at cow, chant Date: 1615 a thin broad muscle forming the wall of the cheek

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a flat thin cheek muscle. Etymology: L f. buccinare blow a trumpet (buccina)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Buccinator Buc`ci*na"tor, n. [L., a trumpeter, fr. bucinare to sound the trumpet.] (Anat.) A muscle of the cheek; -- so called from its use in blowing wind instruments.



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