Definition of Musculus buccinator

1. Noun. A muscle that flattens the cheek and retracts the angle of the mouth.

Exact synonyms: Buccinator Muscle, Cheek Muscle
Generic synonyms: Facial Muscle
Group relationships: Cheek



Medical Definition of Musculus buccinator

1. 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 to keep food between teeth; when it is paralysed, food accumulates in the oral vestibule. A muscle of the cheek; so called from its use in blowing wind instruments. Origin: L, a trumpeter, fr. Bucinare to sound the trumpet. Synonym: musculus buccinator, cheek muscle. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Musculus Buccinator

musculus attollens aurem
musculus attrahens aurem
musculus auricularis anterior
musculus auricularis posterior
musculus auricularis superior
musculus azygos uvulae
musculus biceps brachii
musculus biceps femoris
musculus biceps flexor cruris
musculus bipennatus
musculus biventer mandibulae
musculus brachialis
musculus brachiocephalicus
musculus brachioradialis
musculus bronchoesophageus
musculus buccinator (current term)
musculus buccopharyngeus
musculus caninus
musculus cephalopharyngeus
musculus ceratocricoideus
musculus ceratopharyngeus
musculus cervicalis ascendens
musculus chondroglossus
musculus chondropharyngeus
musculus ciliaris
musculus cleido-occipitalis
musculus cleidoepitrochlearis
musculus cleidomastoideus

Literary usage of Musculus buccinator

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Die Anatomie der menschlichen Gehirn-nerven für Studirende und Ärtze by Nikolaus Rüdinger (1868)
"... gegen den musculus buccinator. dessen Muskelfasern sie versorgen. ... wegen Lähmung des musculus buccinator nicht in dio innere Mundhöhle zurückbringen. ..."

2. Die Anatomie der menschlichen Gehirn-nerven für Studirende und Ärtze by Nikolaus Rüdinger (1868)
"... gegen den musculus buccinator. dessen Muskelfasern sie versorgen. ... wegen Lähmung des musculus buccinator nicht in dio innere Mundhöhle zurückbringen. ..."

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