Cheek
The side of the face forming the side wall of the mouth. The cheek bone is part of the temporal bone of the skull that provides the prominence of the cheek. The word "cheek" comes from the Middle English "cheke" meaning the fleshy part of the jaw or jowl.
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The side of the face forming the lateral wall of the mouth. SYN: bucca, gena, mala (1). [A. S. ceáce]

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cheek 'chēk n
1) the fleshy side of the face below the eye and above and to the side of the mouth broadly the lateral aspect of the head
2) BUTTOCK (1)

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(chēk) 1. bucca. 2. any fleshy protuberance resembling the cheek of the face.

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