ceruminous gland


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ceruminous gland

one of a number of tiny structures in the external ear canal, believed to be modified sweat glands. They secrete a waxy cerumen instead of watery sweat.

ceruminous gland

 A specialized gland that secretes cerumen into the external auditory canal

ceruminous gland

One of the modified sweat glands in the skin lining the external auditory canal that secrete cerumen.

ceruminous gland

Any of the glands in the external auditory canal that secrete cerumen.
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1-3) Ceruminous glands are modified apocrine glands of the external auditory meatus; they rarely give rise to malignant change.
At this time, the tumor was diagnosed as a primary adenoid cystic carcinoma of the ceruminous glands.
The cartilaginous portion contains loosely bound skin with numerous sebaceous and ceruminous glands, while the bony portion has a thin skin that is densely adherent to the underlying periosteum.