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cerumen

[ si-roo-muhn ]
/ sɪˈru mən /
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noun
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Origin of cerumen

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
the soft brownish-yellow wax secreted by glands in the auditory canal of the external earNontechnical name: earwax

Derived forms of cerumen

ceruminous, adjective

Word Origin for cerumen

C18: from New Latin, from Latin cēra wax + albumen
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Medical definitions for cerumen

cerumen
[ sə-rōōmən ]

n.
The brownish yellow, waxy secretion of the ceruminous glands of the external auditory meatus; earwax.

Other words from cerumen

ce•rumi•nal (-mə-nəl) null adj.
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