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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]

earwax

/ear·wax/ (ēr´waks) cerumen.

earwax

(îr′wăks′)
n.
The yellowish, waxlike secretion of certain glands lining the canal of the external ear. Also called cerumen.

earwax

See cerumen.

earwax

see cerumen.

earwax remover
various proprietary mixtures are used to aid in the removal of cerumen in the treatment of otitis externa.
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The ear canal makes earwax all the time and in most people the natural expulsion of wax to the outside ensures that the canal always has just enough wax in it," Dr Rennie said.
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The outer ear canal has specialised glands that produce cerumen, commonly known as earwax, which can become a source of discomfort to many people forcing them to use cotton swabs to get rid of it.
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