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cerumen

 [sĕ-roo´men]
a waxy secretion of the glands of the external acoustic meatus; ear wax. adj., adj ceru´minal, ceru´minous.

ce·ru·men

(sĕ-rū'men),
The soft, brownish yellow, waxy secretion (a modified sebum) of the ceruminous glands of the external auditory canal.
Synonym(s): ear wax, earwax
[L. cera, wax]

cerumen

/ce·ru·men/ (sĕ-roo´men) earwax; the waxlike substance found within the external meatus of the ear.ceru´minalceru´minous

cerumen

(sə-ro͞o′mən)
n.
See earwax.

ce·ru′mi·nous (-mə-nəs) adj.

cerumen

[siro̅o̅′mən]
Etymology: L, cera, wax
a yellowish or brownish waxy secretion produced by vestigial apocrine sweat glands in the external ear canal. Also called earwax.
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Cerumen

cerumen

Earwax ENT A waxy secretion of the hair follicles and glands of the external auditory canal which protects the ear by trapping dust, microorganisms, and foreign particles, preventing them from entering and damaging the ear. See Wet cerumen.

ce·ru·men

(sĕ-rū'mĕn)
The soft, brownish yellow, waxy secretion (a modified sebum) of the ceruminous glands of the external auditory meatus.
[L. cera, wax]

cerumen

Ear wax.

cerumen

the wax which is secreted in the outer ear canal of mammals to protect the delicate skin lining the canal.

Cerumen

The medical term for earwax.

cerumen

a waxy secretion of the glands of the external acoustic meatus; ear wax.

cerumen glands
modified sweat glands in the epithelial lining of the external auditory meatus.