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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]

cerumen

(sə-ro͞o′mən)
n.
See earwax.

ce·ru′mi·nous (-mə-nəs) adj.

cerumen

Earwax 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.

ce·ru·men

(sĕ-rū'mĕn)
The soft, brownish yellow, waxy secretion (a modified sebum) of the ceruminous glands of the external auditory meatus.
[L. cera, wax]

cerumen

Ear wax.

cerumen

the wax which is secreted in the outer ear canal of mammals to protect the delicate skin lining the canal.

Cerumen

The medical term for earwax.