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a waxy secretion of the glands of the external acoustic meatus; ear wax. adj., adj ceru´minal, ceru´minous.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
The soft, brownish yellow, waxy secretion (a modified sebum) of the ceruminous glands of the external auditory canal.
[L. cera, wax]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
ce·ru′mi·nous (-mə-nəs) adj.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
cerumenEarwax ENT A waxy secretion of the hair follicles and glands of the external auditory canal which protects the ear by trapping dust, microorganisms, and foreign particles, preventing them from entering and damaging the ear. See Wet cerumen.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The soft, brownish yellow, waxy secretion (a modified sebum) of the ceruminous glands of the external auditory meatus.
[L. cera, wax]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
cerumenthe wax which is secreted in the outer ear canal of mammals to protect the delicate skin lining the canal.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
The medical term for earwax.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.