earwax

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noun ear·wax \ˈir-ˌwaks\

Definition of earwax

  1. :  the yellow waxy secretion from the glands of the external ear —called also cerumen

14th Century

First Known Use of earwax

14th century


EARWAX Defined for English Language Learners

earwax

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noun ear·wax \ˈir-ˌwaks\

Definition of earwax for English Language Learners

  • : a waxlike substance produced inside the ear


EARWAX Defined for Kids

earwax

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noun ear·wax \ˈir-ˌwaks\

Definition of earwax for Students

  1. :  a yellowish brown waxy substance made by glands in the canal of the outer part of the ear


Medical Dictionary

earwax

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noun ear·wax \ˈi(ə)r-ˌwaks\

Medical Definition of earwax

  1. :  the yellow waxy secretion from the glands of the external ear—called also cerumen



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