cheek pouch


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cheek pouch

[′chēk ‚pau̇ch]
(vertebrate zoology)
A saclike dilation of the cheeks in certain animals, such as rodents, in which food is held.
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Inhibitory effects of dietary protocatechuic acid and costunolide on 7, 12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene induced hamster cheek pouch carcinogenesis.
Possible mechanisms for the inhibitory effect of Ruscus extract on increased microvascular permeability induced by histamine in hamster cheek pouch, J Cardiovas Pharmacol 24;281-5.
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