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earwax

[eer-waks] /ˈɪərˌwæks/
noun
1.
a yellowish, waxlike secretion from certain glands in the external auditory canal; cerumen.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English erewax. See ear1, wax1
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  • The government does not need to be involved if someone decides to trace his ancestry or discover what type of earwax he has.
  • Some people find earwax, when wet, causes their ears to feel itchy.
British Dictionary definitions for earwax

earwax

/ˈɪəˌwæks/
noun
1.
the nontechnical name for cerumen
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Word Origin and History for earwax
n.

late 14c., from ear (n.1) + wax (n.).

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earwax in Medicine

earwax ear·wax (ēr'wāks')
n.
A waxlike secretion of certain glands lining the canal of the external ear; cerumen.

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