Etymology: From bucca "cheek" or "mouth"
- of or relating to the cheek or, more rarely, the mouth.
- (dentistry) of a premolar or molar, on the side facing the cheek. See mesial.
- (medicine) a drug delivery method where the drug is 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.
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