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ce·ru·men

 (sə-ro͞o′mən)
n.
See earwax.

[New Latin, from Latin cēra, wax; see cerate.]

ce·ru′mi·nous (-mə-nəs) adj.

cerumen

(sɪˈruːmɛn)
n
(Physiology) the soft brownish-yellow wax secreted by glands in the auditory canal of the external ear. Nontechnical name: earwax
[C18: from New Latin, from Latin cēra wax + albumen]
ceˈruminous adj

ear•wax

(ˈɪərˌwæks)

n.
a yellowish, waxlike secretion from certain glands in the external auditory canal; cerumen.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cerumen - a soft yellow wax secreted by glands in the ear canal
wax - any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water
Translations

cerumen

[sɪˈruːmen] Ncerumen m

ce·ru·men

n. cerumen, segregación cerosa que lubrica y protege el óido.

cerumen

n cerumen m, cera de los oídos
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The outer ear canal has specialised glands that produce cerumen, commonly known as earwax, which can become a source of discomfort to many people forcing them to use cotton swabs to get rid of it.
Presbycusis, or age-related hearing loss, is the most common cause of acquired hearing loss, with noise, otitis and cerumen impaction representing other common causes.
BILATERAL CAP CERUMEN Allergic rhinitis CAE POLYP RESPIRATOR SYNDROME
Cerumen is ear wax produced by glands in the outer ear canal, and its job is to clean, moisten and protect the canal.
Descriptive statistics were used to determine the frequency with which the caregivers reported otological symptoms, the presence of cerumen, and otological status of otitis media for the age groups 2-5 years and 6-15 years.
Earwax, scientifically known as cerumen, is a mixture of secretions from specialized sweat glands with fatty materials secreted from sebaceous glands.
The purpose of the ear curette is to remove cerumen from the ear canal to overcome hearing impairment and to keep the ear canals clean.
Thanks to the improved module encapsulation, lateral oleo- and hydrophobic nano-coating plus a medial cerumen shield the new Lyric provides greater device protection against earwax and moisture.
A curette was used to remove any occluding cerumen.
Among the possible causes for this are impacted cerumen (ear wax), labyrinthitis (inflammation of the inner ear), otosclerosis (abnormal bone growth; sometimes more frequently occurring in certain families), hysteria (emotional instability), and overdose of drugs such as quinine.
Los animales enfermos fueron 95 caninos con diagnostico clinico de otitis externa uni o bilateral que asistieron a la consulta presentando todos o algunos de los siguientes sintomas: prurito, rubor, congestion e inflamacion del canal auditivo externo, descarga purulenta o excesivo cerumen (16), los cuales no habian recibido ningun tipo de tratamiento topico o sistemico previo a la toma de muestra.