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  1. Plural of cheek

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Cheeks (Latin: buccae) constitute the area of the face below the eyes and between the nose and the left or right ear.
It is fleshy in humans and other mammals, the skin being suspended by the chin and the jaws, and forming the lateral wall of the human mouth, visibly touching the cheekbone below the eye. In vertebrates, markings on the cheek area (malar stripes/spots/...), particularly immediately beneath the eye, often serve as important distinguishing features between species or individuals.
"Buccal" means relating to the cheek. In humans, the region is innervated by the buccal nerve.
cheeks in Arabic: وجنة
cheeks in German: Wange
cheeks in Dhivehi: ކޯ
cheeks in Spanish: Mejilla
cheeks in Esperanto: Vango
cheeks in French: Joue
cheeks in Indonesian: Pipi
cheeks in Italian: Guancia
cheeks in Hebrew: לחי (איבר)
cheeks in Pampanga: Pisngi
cheeks in Latin: Mala
cheeks in Dutch: Wang (anatomie)
cheeks in Japanese: 頬
cheeks in Pangasinan: Aping
cheeks in Polish: Policzek
cheeks in Portuguese: Bochecha
cheeks in Sicilian: Mascidda (guancia)
cheeks in Simple English: Cheek
cheeks in Finnish: Poski
cheeks in Swedish: Kind
cheeks in Tagalog: Pisngi
cheeks in Thai: แก้ม
cheeks in Turkish: Yanak
cheeks in Yiddish: באק
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