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buccal adj
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"

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From bucca "cheek" or "mouth"


  1. of or relating to the cheek or, more rarely, the mouth.
  2. of a premolar or molar, on the side facing the cheek. See mesial.
  3. 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.

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