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a waxy secretion of the glands of the external acoustic meatus; ear wax. adj., adj ceru´minal, ceru´minous.
The soft, brownish yellow, waxy secretion (a modified sebum) of the ceruminous glands of the external auditory canal.
[L. cera, wax]
earwax/ear·wax/ (ēr´waks) cerumen.
The yellowish, waxlike secretion of certain glands lining the canal of the external ear. Also called cerumen.
various proprietary mixtures are used to aid in the removal of cerumen in the treatment of otitis externa.