Buccolabial muscles

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 17 Apr 2022

The buccolabial muscles form a subgroup of the facial muscles

Elevators, retractors and evertors of the upper lip:

Depressors, retractors and evertors of the lower lip:

Compound sphincter:

Muscle of mastication:

History and etymology

The word buccolabial is derived from, two Latin roots, "bucca", meaning cheek, and "labial", the lips of the mouth.

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