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buccinator (pronounced bək-sə-ˌnā-tər)

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Posted by loudmouth on November 22, 2014 at 12:57:23:

Why isn't buccinator considered a muscle of mastication if its action is to compress the cheek against the gums/molar teeth to direct food in the cheek (and it also resist distensions of the checks when blowing)?



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