Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to the cheeks or the mouth cavity.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to the bucca or cheek.
  • Pertaining to the sides of the mouth, or to the mouth or mouth-parts as a whole; oral; maxillary.
  • A branch of the inferior maxillary nerve supplying the integument and mucous membrane of the cheek.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the mouth or cheeks.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or relating to the cheek or, more rarely, the mouth.
  • adjective dentistry On the side facing the cheek.
  • adjective medicine, of a drug 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to or toward the cheek
  • adjective lying within the mouth
  • adjective oriented toward the inside of the cheek

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin bucca, cheek.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin bucca (“cheek; mouth”) +‎ -al.

Examples

  • It usually involves just a little swab, what we call a buccal swab.

    CNN Transcript Oct 26, 2006

  • The pills I will take tomorrow arent swallowed, they are "buccal" which means you leave them in the side of your cheek until they dissolve. ewww... apparently they taste gross.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • The pills I will take tomorrow arent swallowed, they are "buccal" which means you leave them in the side of your cheek until they dissolve. ewww... apparently they taste gross.

    Clinic Day- Part 2

  • ® Technology can be applied to the oral route of administration as well other delivery pathways, such as buccal, rectal, inhalation, intra-vaginal or transdermal.

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  • ® Technology can be applied to the oral route of administration as well other delivery pathways, such as buccal, rectal, inhalation, intra-vaginal or transdermal.

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  • (R) Technology can be applied to the oral route of administration as well as other delivery pathways, such as buccal, rectal, inhalation, intra-vaginal or transdermal.

    Emisphere Technologies Reports Notification of Top Level Results on Phase III Study of Oral Calcitonin in Osteoarthritis Patients - Yahoo! Finance

  • ® Technology can be applied to the oral route of administration as well other delivery pathways, such as buccal, rectal, inhalation, intra-vaginal or transdermal.

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  • Technology can be applied to the oral route of administration as well other delivery pathways, such as buccal, rectal, inhalation, intra-vaginal or transdermal.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • The Eligen (r) Technology can be applied to the oral route of administration as well as other delivery pathways, such as buccal, rectal, inhalation, intra-vaginal or transdermal.

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  • The Eligen (r) Technology can be applied to the oral route of administration as well as other delivery pathways, such as buccal, rectal, inhalation, intra-vaginal or transdermal.

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  • "This was a normal rite of passage then: from being rickety-gnashered to fully porcelained in one leap, to all that buccal sliding and clacking, to social embarrassment and the foaming glass on the bedside table."

    From "The Past Conditional" by Julian Barnes

    The New Yorker, Dec. 25, 2006 and Jan. 1, 2007, p 56

    December 25, 2006