Definitions for earwaxˈɪərˌwæks

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ear•waxˈɪərˌwæks(n.)

  1. a yellowish, waxlike secretion from certain glands in the external auditory canal; cerumen.

    Category: Physiology

Origin of earwax:

1350–1400

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cerumen, earwax(noun)

    a soft yellow wax secreted by glands in the ear canal

Wiktionary

  1. earwax(Noun)

    A waxy substance secreted by the ear.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Earwax(noun)

    see Cerumen

Freebase

  1. Earwax

    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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