Definition of Earwax

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

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



Definition of Earwax

1. n. See Cerumen.

Definition of Earwax

1. Noun. A waxy substance secreted by the ear. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Earwax

1. cerumen [n -ES] - See also: cerumen

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Earwax

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earthtongue
earthward
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earthwares
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earthwolf
earthwork
earthworks
earthworm
earthworms
earthy
earthy water
earware
earwax (current term)
earwaxes
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earwig
earwigged
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earwitness
earwitnesses
earworm
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earywig
ease
ease off

Literary usage of Earwax

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1. Safeguarding the Special Senses: General Advice Regarding the Use and by Henry Ottridge Reik (1912)
"ACCUMULATION OF earwax. What has been said of foreign bodies carried into the ear from without applies equally well to collections of wax in the ear. ..."

2. The Polynesian Wanderings: Tracks of the Migration Deduced from an by William Churchill (1911)
"Baki: tiro, earwax. Mota: 1ul, id. ... Bicol: tuli, earwax. Arabic: salah, deafness. Because of the fact that the island diagnosticians regard cerumen as ..."

3. Special Pathology and Diagnostics: With Therapeutic Hints by Charles Godlove Raue (1882)
"earwax Diminished or Increased. The lining of the auditory canal being a ... An increase of earwax may be caused by frequent picking and boring with hard ..."

4. The Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica: A Record of the Positive Effects of edited by Timothy Field Allen (1879)
"More copious secretion of earwax several times a week, for several weeks,1. ... Much itching of the ears, followed by discharge of thin pale-brown earwax,1. ..."

5. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, PT. 300-499, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"Subpart B—Active Ingredients 344.10 earwax removal aid active ingredient. ... Subpart C—Labeling 344.50 Labeling of earwax removal aid drug products. ..."

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