Definitions

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to the cheek or, more rarely, the mouth.
  • adj. On the side facing the cheek.
  • adj. 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the mouth or cheeks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

Etymologies

From Latin bucca, cheek.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin bucca (“cheek; mouth”) +‎ -al. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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

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  • 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.

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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.

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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