- a yellowish, waxlike secretion from certain glands in the external auditory canal; cerumen.
Origin of earwax
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Saliva, tears, nostrils, and earwax; the great weakness and pain in the body reminds me of cerebro-spinal meningitis.
Earwax, which had been very dry, now flows from both ears, but is more free on the left side.
- the nontechnical name for cerumen
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Word Origin and History for earwax
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- A waxlike secretion of certain glands lining the canal of the external ear; cerumen.
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