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tubuloalveolar apocrine glands in the external auditory meatus, believed to be modified sweat glands; they secrete a waxy substance called cerumen ("earwax").
Synonym(s): glandulae ceruminosae
glan·du·lae ce·ru·mi·no·sae(glan'dyū-lē sĕ-rū-mi-nō'sē) [TA]
1. Synonym(s): ceruminous glands.
2. Tubuloalveolar glands of the external auditory meatus believed to be modified apocrine sweat glands; they secrete cerumen.