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earwax

[ eer-waks ]
/ ˈɪərˌwæks /
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noun

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

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Origin of earwax

First recorded in 1350–1400, earwax is from the Middle English word erewax.See ear1, wax1
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British Dictionary definitions for earwax

earwax
/ (ˈɪəˌwæks) /

noun

the nontechnical name for cerumen
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Medical definitions for earwax

earwax
[ îrwăks′ ]

n.

A waxlike secretion of certain glands lining the canal of the external ear; cerumen.
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