A fleshy subdivision of one side of the face bounded by an eye, ear and the nose. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheek http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

depicted by

Chica:cachetona.jpg

external definition

Surface structure that includes the scales, skin, and muscles that are located ventral and posterior to the eye.[TAO]

has related synonym

jowl

buccae

id

UBERON:0001567

taxon notes

In many animals the inside of the cheek is lined with mucous membrane covered with stratified squamous epithelium and supplied with secretions from buccal glands.