What is cheek?

  • (noun): Either side of the face below the eyes.
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Cheek

Cheeks (Latin: buccae) constitute the area of the face below the eyes and between the nose and the left or right ear. They may also be referred to as jowls. "Buccal" means relating to the cheek. In humans, the region is innervated by the buccal nerve. The area between the inside of the cheek and the teeth and gums is called the buccal pouch or buccal cavity and forms part of the mouth.

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Brudziński Cheek Sign
... The Brudziński cheek sign or Brudziński's cheek phenomenon is a clinical sign in which pressure on the cheek elicits a reflex rise and flexion of the forearm ...
Cheek
... Cheeks (Latin buccae) constitute the area of the face below the eyes and between the nose and the left or right ear ... "Buccal" means relating to the cheek ... The area between the inside of the cheek and the teeth and gums is called the buccal pouch or buccal cavity and forms part of the mouth ...
Chris Cheek - Biography
... Cheek was born and raised in St ... of music was encouraged his father was the director of a Junior high school band, and Cheek began learning to play the alto saxophone at age twelve ... Upon graduation from high school, Cheek attended Webster University ...
Chalcidian Helmet - Description
... generally inset from the top dome, a pair of cheek pieces and a neck guard, with a substantial loop on either side for the wearer's ears ... In the front, between the two cheek pieces, was a small nasal bar to protect the wearer's nose ... The helmet could be entirely one piece, or the cheek pieces could be attached separately by hinges, which eased construction and made putting the helmet on easier ...
Cheekpiece
... A cheekpiece, cheek-piece, or cheek piece may refer to A raised area on a rifle stock#Styles and features of stocks to support the cheek A part of a bit for horses, e.g ...

More definitions of "cheek":

  • (noun): Either of the two large fleshy masses of muscular tissue that form the human rump.
    Synonyms: buttock
  • (verb): Speak impudently to.

Famous quotes containing the word cheek:

    Now is the time for mirth,
    Nor cheek or tongue be dumb;
    For with the flowery earth
    The golden pomp is come.
    Robert Herrick (1591–1674)

    ‘Twill not now avail to tan
    Orange cheek or skin of man.
    Roses bleach, the goats are dry,
    Lisbon quakes, the people cry.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)