What does earwax mean?

Definitions for earwax
ˈɪərˌwæksear·wax

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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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of earwax in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of earwax in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of earwax in a Sentence

  1. James Battey:

    Impacted earwax is best addressed by a health care professional.

  2. Julie Brown:

    As soon as the earwax is cleared up, even their behavior has calmed down.

  3. Neel Raithatha:

    The patient had a fungal infection, otomycosis, which developed on the dead earwax and skin and also otitis externa of the ear canal and eardrum.

  4. Jackie Clark:

    The excessive amount [ of earwax ] can cause hearing loss or ringing in your ears. Some people experience vertigo, which increases the risk of falling, right now, we see some correlation between hearing loss and cognitive decline.

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