Definition of Cerumen

1. Noun. A soft yellow wax secreted by glands in the ear canal.

Exact synonyms: Earwax
Generic synonyms: Wax
Derivative terms: Ceruminous



Definition of Cerumen

1. n. The yellow, waxlike secretion from the glands of the external ear; the earwax.

Definition of Cerumen

1. Noun. Earwax. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cerumen

1. a waxy secretion of the ear [n -S]

Medical Definition of Cerumen

1. The waxlike secretion found within the external meatus of the ear. Synonym: earwax. Origin: L. From cera = wax This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cerumen

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certs
cerule
cerulean
cerulean blue
cerulean cataract
ceruleans
cerulein
ceruleins
cerulenin
ceruleous
cerulescent
ceruleus nucleus
ceruloplasmin
ceruloplasmins
cerumen (current term)
cerumenolysis
cerumenolytic
cerumenolytics
cerumens
ceruminal
ceruminolytic
ceruminoma
ceruminosis
ceruminous
ceruminous glands
ceruse
cerused
ceruses
cerusite

Literary usage of Cerumen

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1. A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of the Ear: Including the Anatomy of by Daniel Bennett St. John Roosa (1881)
"INSPISSATED cerumen. AMONG the laity, and even in the profession, hardening of the ear-wax is generally regarded as a very harmless affection. ..."

2. A System of Chemistry by Thomas Thomson (1817)
"^"V" cerumen is a viscid yellow-coloured liquid secreted by the glands of the auditory canal, ... When agitated in water, cerumen forms a kind of emulsion, ..."

3. The Elements of Chemistry by Thomas Thomson (1810)
"cerumen is a viscid yellow-coloured liquid secreted by the glands of the auditory canal, ... When agitated in water, cerumen forms a kind of emulsion, ..."

4. A System of Chemistry for the Use of Students of Medicine by Franklin Bache, Thomas Thomson (1819)
"cerumen is that orange-yellow substance, commonly cerumen of called ear wax, which is found in the auditory canal. It is the e?r secreted by glands situated ..."

5. Diseases of the Ear by Philip Davie Kerrison (1913)
"Removal of cerumen from the Meatus.—The secretion of cerumen, ... In a certain proportion of cases there is practical absence of cerumen so far as the eye ..."

6. Animal Chemistry with Reference to the Physiology and Pathology of Man by Johann Franz Simon (1846)
"The yellow colour of the cerumen does not belong to the fat, but to the matter which is ... Berzelius has made the following observations on the cerumen. ..."

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