1 of or relating to or toward the cheek
2 lying within the mouth; "a buccal gland"
3 toward the inside of the cheek; "the buccal aspect of the gum"
EtymologyFrom bucca "cheek" or "mouth"
- of or relating to the cheek or, more rarely, the mouth.
- of a premolar or molar, on the side facing the cheek. See mesial.
- a drug delivery method where the drug is 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.