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Related to cleft cheek: Cleft chin
2. any fleshy protuberance resembling the cheek of the face.
a transverse facial cleft, appearing as an abnormally large mouth. It is caused by the failure of the maxillary and mandibular processes to fuse during embryonic facial development.
the fleshy portion of either side of the face, forming the sides of the mouth and continuing rostrally to the lips. Attached to alveolar borders of maxillae and mandibles. Called also bucca.
facial cleft caused by developmental failure of union between the maxillary and primitive frontonasal processes.
evaginations of the oral cavity extending alongside the head and neck, as far as the scapulae, in hamsters. Used to transport food. In experimental studies tissues in these pouches demonstrate immunologial tolerance to grafted tissues.
caused usually by osteomyelitis of the jaw bones, local neoplasia, packing of food in a chronically malfunctioning cheek or a large foreign body stuck in the cheek space.
molars and premolars.