cerumen

[ si-roo-muhn ]

noun

Origin of cerumen

1
1735–45; <New Latin, equivalent to Latin cēr(a) wax + (alb)umenalbumen

Other words from cerumen

  • ce·ru·mi·nous, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for cerumen

cerumen

/ (sɪˈruːmɛn) /


noun
  1. the soft brownish-yellow wax secreted by glands in the auditory canal of the external ear: Nontechnical name: earwax

Origin of cerumen

1
C18: from New Latin, from Latin cēra wax + albumen

Derived forms of cerumen

  • ceruminous, adjective

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