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Medical Term:

cerumen

Pronunciation: sĕ-rū′men

Definition

The soft, brownish yellow, waxy secretion (a modified sebum) of the ceruminous glands of the external auditory canal.

Synonym(s): ear wax, earwax

[L. cera, wax]

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