This week’s word is buccal.
Pronounced – BUCK-ill
Meaning – relating to the cheeks or the mouth cavity.
Origin – from the latin word bucca, meaning cheek.
Example usage – mouth-brooding cichlids hold eggs in their buccal cavity.
Trivia – hamsters and chipmunks are famous for stuffing their buccal cavities with food. In humans a cosmetic surgeon can carry out buccal fat removal surgery to cure what is known as “chipmunk cheeks” in well to do women.