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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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In fact it's a liquid that is secreted by the cerumen glands in the inner ear which is slightly acidic and even has antibacterial properties.