ceruminous glands


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ce·ru·mi·nous glands

tubuloalveolar apocrine glands in the external auditory meatus, believed to be modified sweat glands; they secrete a waxy substance called cerumen ("earwax").

ce·ru·mi·nous glands

(sĕ-rū'mi-nŭs glandz)
Apocrine sudoriferous glands in the external acoustic meatus.
Synonym(s): glandulae ceruminosae (1) [TA] .

ce·ru·mi·nous glands

(sĕ-rū'mi-nŭs glandz)
Tubuloalveolar apocrine glands in external auditory meatus; secrete cerumen ("earwax").
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They separated the tumors into 4 types: (1) ceruminous gland adenocarcinoma, (2) ceruminous adenoma, (3) adenoid cystic carcinoma, and (4) pleomorphic adenoma.
Adenoid cystic carcinomas of the ceruminous gland (ACCCGs) are morphologically similar to the more commonly encountered salivary gland tumors.
Cerumen refers only to the secretory product of the ceruminous glands in the external auditory canal, and it is just one component of earwax.