Buccal Cavity: Definition, Structure & Function


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What is the buccal cavity?

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Anteriorly, the buccal cavity is bounded by which of the following?

I. Tongue

II. Lips

III. Cheeks

2. Posteriorly, the buccal cavity is bounded by which structures?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Through use of this quiz and worksheet combo, you can quickly assess how much you know about buccal cavity anatomy. The quiz requires you to be familiar with both anterior and posterior formation of the buccal cavity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what the quiz covers:

  • The definition of 'buccal cavity'
  • How the buccal cavity is bounded anteriorly and posteriorly
  • How the buccal cavity functions
  • A gland that aids in digestion

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about buccal cavity anatomy
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about functionality of the buccal cavity and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how the buccal cavity is bounded anteriorly

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic with the lesson titled Buccal Cavity: Definition, Structure & Function. Here's a brief look at topics in this lesson:

  • An overview of the buccal cavity
  • How the mucosa functions
  • Use of the buccal cavity by squirrels, hamsters, and chipmunks