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wax

 [waks]
a plastic solid of plant or animal origin or produced synthetically. adj., adj wax´y.
bone wax a waxy substance used for packing small bone cavities, as in bones of the skull, and for controlling bleeding from them.
dental wax a mixture of two or more waxes with other additives, used in dentistry for casts, construction of nonmetallic denture bases, registering of jaw relations, and laboratory work.
ear wax cerumen.

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]

ear wax

Audiology A yellow secretion from glands in the outer ear–cerumen that keeps the skin of the ear dry and protected from infectionVox populi → medtalk Wax blockage, see there.

ear wax

The secretion of the ceruminous glands in the skin of the outer ear canal. Wax is a deterrent to small insects and traps dust. Over-production can lead to blockage of the canal and deafness which is easily corrected by wax removal.

wax

a plastic solid of plant or animal origin or produced synthetically, used as a vehicle in skin dressings.

bone wax
see bone sealant.
ear wax
cerumen.
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In a regression over all doctors, the non-standardized coefficient (b) of ear wax removals on hearing problems would be 1, and on ear infections it would be 1/2.
Ear wax is produced by special glands in the ear canals for a good reason.
Using cotton buds, wearing 'in ear' headphones or hearing aids can push the ear wax further into the ear canal where it becomes impacted.
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The woman who reluctantly inherited the Avon perfume collection was keen to dump the entire lot in the nearest bin and even the show's experts were a little stumped when faced with an Edwardian spoon for scooping up ear wax.
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It is normal to find some ear wax, but if there is discharge and your dog seems to scratch and shake its head, there might be an ear infection or a foreign body in there, such as grass seeds.
Among the many unusual health items being offered on the Internet and in health-food stores and pharmacies is the ear candle--a hollow, foot-long fabric cone touted as the natural way to remove ear wax.