n. waxy substance which accumulates in the ears

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Earwax — Ear wax , n. (Anat.) See {Cerumen}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • earwax — late 14c., from EAR (Cf. ear) (1) + WAX (Cf. wax) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • earwax — ► NOUN ▪ the protective yellow waxy substance secreted in the passage of the outer ear …   English terms dictionary

  • earwax — [ir′waks΄] n. the yellowish, waxlike secretion found in the canal of the external ear; cerumen …   English World dictionary

  • Earwax — Wet type human earwax on a cotton swab Earwax, also known by the medical term cerumen, is a yellowish waxy substance secreted in the ear canal of humans and other mammals. It protects the skin of the human ear canal, assists in cleaning and… …   Wikipedia

  • earwax — n. to remove earwax * * * [ ɪəwæks] to remove earwax …   Combinatory dictionary

  • earwax — noun Date: 14th century the yellow waxy secretion from the glands of the external ear called also cerumen …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • earwax — /ear waks /, n. a yellowish, waxlike secretion from certain glands in the external auditory canal; cerumen. [1350 1400; ME erewax. See EAR1, WAX1] * * * …   Universalium

  • earwax — noun A waxy substance secreted by the ear. Syn: cerumen, wax …   Wiktionary

  • earwax — SYN: cerumen. * * * ear·wax i(ə)r .waks n the yellow waxy secretion from the glands of the external ear called also cerumen * * * n. see cerumen * * * ear·wax (ērґwaks) cerumen …   Medical dictionary

  • earwax — ear|wax [ ır,wæks ] noun uncount a dark yellow substance in your ears …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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