ceruminous


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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.
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Adj.1.ceruminous - relating to or secreting cerumen
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1-3) Ceruminous glands are modified apocrine glands of the external auditory meatus; they rarely give rise to malignant change.
Comparison of 4 fixation and staining methods for the cytologic evaluation of ear canals with clinical evidence of ceruminous otitis externa.
At this time, the tumor was diagnosed as a primary adenoid cystic carcinoma of the ceruminous glands.
Ceruminous adenoma, also called ceruminoma, ceruminal adenorna, apocrine adenoma, or even cylindroma in the past (the latter three terms are discouraged) is a benign glandular neoplasm of ceruminous glands (modified apocrine sweat glands) that arises solely from the external auditory canal.
1) Until recently, controversy over its histologic origin and debate concerning its appropriate designation have led to inappropriate diagnosis of this lesion as ceruminoma, ceruminous adenocarcinoma, ectopic salivary gland tumor, adenocarcinoma, and other entities.
Cerumen is a mixture of secretions produced by the sebaceous and ceruminous glands and substances such as desquamated epithelial cells, shed hairs, and foreign bodies.