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Definition of Cheek

Cheek: The side of the face, which forms the side wall of the mouth. The cheekbone is part of the temporal bone of the skull, and it provides the prominence of the cheek. The term cheek also refers to something that has the form of the human cheek, particularly with two laterally paired parts, such as a buttock.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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