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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A soft yellow wax secreted by glands in the ear canal.

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  • The outer part of the ear canal secretes earwax, officially called cerumen, in order to trap water, dust, and bacteria.
  • 252 THE HUMAN BRAIN soft, waxy material called cerumen (see-roo'men; "wax" L), though earwax is its common name.
  • The skincovering the outer part of the ear canalcontains special glands that produce ear wax, a sticky, waxy substance also known as cerumen which is different from...
  • I wonder how much time and effort went into those cerumen guidelines. for more
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