ceruminous


noun

  1. earwax.

noun

  1. the soft brownish-yellow wax secreted by glands in the auditory canal of the external earNontechnical name: earwax
n.

“earwax,” 1741, medical Latin cerumen, coined by Swiss anatomist Gaspard Bauhin (1560-1624) from Latin cera “wax” (see cere (n.)) on model of albumen; or else from Greek keroumenos “formed of wax.”

n.

  1. The brownish yellow, waxy secretion of the ceruminous glands of the external auditory meatus; earwax.

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