Definition of earwax
: the yellow waxy secretion from the glands of the external ear —called also cerumen
Recent Examples of earwax from the Web
If someone is concerned about their earwax or other problems, Jatana recommends seeing a pediatrician, a primary care physician or a specialist.
That echoes advice earlier this year from the American Academy of Otolaryngology, which said that earwax has health benefits to boot.
For example, there are different codes for in-office earwax removal depending on the method used (irrigation or instruments), different codes for delivering different vaccinations and a code for each injection delivered in the hospital.
Imagine earwax times 20 with a hint of old library books.
Like most innovations in science, the study of whale earwax—a.k.a.
But chew with confidence: The version available at the park doesn’t have the truly gross flavors that Jelly Belly created for its original version of the risky wizarding treat, like earwax, booger and vomit.
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First Known Use of earwax
EARWAX Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of earwax for English Language Learners
: a waxlike substance produced inside the ear
EARWAX Defined for Kids
Definition of earwax for Students
: a yellowish brown waxy substance made by glands in the canal of the outer part of the ear
Medical Definition of earwax
: the yellow waxy secretion from the glands of the external ear—called also cerumen
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