Definitions for earwaxˈɪərˌwæks
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a yellowish, waxlike secretion from certain glands in the external auditory canal; cerumen.
Origin of earwax:
a soft yellow wax secreted by glands in the ear canal
A waxy substance secreted by the ear.
Earwax, also known by the medical term cerumen, is a yellowish waxy substance secreted in the ear canal of humans and other mammals. It protects the skin of the human ear canal, assists in cleaning and lubrication, and also provides some protection from bacteria, fungi, insects and water. Excess or impacted cerumen can press against the eardrum and/or occlude the external auditory canal, usually hindering hearing.
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