ceruminous gland


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ceruminous gland

[sə′rü·mə·nəs ‚gland]
(anatomy)
A modified sweat gland in the external ear that produces earwax.
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1) Immunohistochemical and electron microscopic studies of these tumors have demonstrated histologic and ultrastructural features similar to those found in ceruminous glands.
Adenoid cystic carcinoma is a rare malignant tumor that affects the major and minor salivary glands, the lacrimal glands, the ceruminous glands, and occasionally the excretory glands of the female genital tract.
Cerumen refers only to the secretory product of the ceruminous glands in the external auditory canal, and it is just one component of earwax.