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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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Una de las causas mas comunes de la perdida de audicion conductiva se debe a la obstruccion del canal auditivo externo, generalmente provocado por un exceso de cerumen.
cuniculi individuals were isolated from the ear cerumen of naturally infected rabbits.
Las patologias auditivas y la microbiota levaduriforme del canal auditivo porcino han sido poco estudiadas; sin embargo, clinicamente se reporta acumulo de cerumen, leve a moderada inflamacion en el canal auditivo y movimientos bruscos de cabeza en animales mayores de dos anos de edad y en cerdos mascota (Pinter et al.
The participants underwent a thorough examination by an ENT specialist and the cerumen was removed.
Chronic otitis, conductive hearing loss because of chronic middle-ear effusion or impacted cerumen, and enlarged tonsils can result in obstructive sleep apnea.
Prevalence of otitis media, hearing impairment and cerumen impaction among school children in rural and urban Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The leading cause of hearing add failure is moisture and cerumen (ear wax), and Ear Technology's products address these issues and can reduce hearing aid failures by 70%," pointed out Daniel Schumaier, the company's founder.
Earwax, also called cerumen, is normal material that the human body produces to clean, protect, and 'oil' ears from dirt, dust, and other small matters that stick to the earwax which keeps them from getting further into the ear, the report says.
The ear canal of dogs affected with otitis externa were found to be showing caseous or purulent discharge, cerumen accumulation and ear canal stenosis.
Dogs probably use the smell of ear wax, cerumen, to identify one another.