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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
References in periodicals archive ?
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 leading cause of hearing aid failure is moisture and cerumen (ear wax), and Ear Technology's products address these issues, and can reduce hearing aid failures by 70%," says company founder and president Daniel Schumaier.
Otitic cerumen and inspissated pus were collected from external ear close to external acoustic meatus with the help of sterile swabs moistened with sterile saline solution, while aural discharges were collected with dry sterile swab to perform cytological examination, bacteriological and mycological culture to identify the etiological agents.
The company's otological instruments include cerumen hook, rosen inserter, ear specula, jobson horne probe ear curette, jobson horne probe ear curette oval sterile, jobson horne probe ear curette sterile, micro ear forceps-black non-sterile, and micro ear forceps black sterile, among others.
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.
Outro aspecto levantado pelo questionario refere-se a retirada de cerumen dos pacientes, uma vez que com o uso do aparelho auditivo a tendencia e o aumento na producao do mesmo.
The samples were taken before cleaning the ear canals of any debris/exudates or cerumen with sterile swab sticks which were enclosed in air tight plastic tubing and then transported to the microbiology test laboratory.
Cerumen or ear wax is a mixture of the glandular secretions from the lateral third of the ear canal and exfoliated squamous epithelium.
Conductive hearing loss can be caused by cerumen impaction, otosclerosis, or cholesteatoma.
The best tool I have found to clear the wax is a plastic cerumen spoon (called a safe ear curette) made by Bionix Medical Technologies (Toledo, Ohio).
Also called Cerumen, it is 60% keratin and contains dead skin cells, fatty acids, alcohol and cholesterol.