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Relating to cerumen.


Relating to cerumen.


(sĕ-roo′mĕn) [L. cera, wax]
A substance secreted by glands at the outer third of the ear canal. Usually cerumen does not accumulate in the ear canal, but it may clog the channel in some persons; the cerumen may become impacted and must be physically removed, not by irrigation of the canal but by use of a curette. Soft cerumen is easily removed by gentle syringe instillation of water in the canal.
ceruminalceruminous (sĕ-roo′mĭ-năl) (sĕ-roo′mĭ-nŭs), adjective
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