earwax


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

earwax

[′ir‚waks]
(physiology)
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Sometimes earwax builds up but will naturally fall out at night, and only the outside of the ear should be cleaned.
She explains that earwax (cerumen) accumulation is a healthy, useful process that normally resolves naturally.
"Over 2 weeks lumps of earwax should fall out of your ear, especially at night when you're lying down.
Of all the indignities that come with ageing, excessive earwax may be the most insidious.
"Your body already has a way to deal with earwax if no longer needs.
"The earwax removal category has been flat for many years.
A Earwax is important for maintaining ear health by blocking dirt, dust, and other foreign material from reaching the eardrum.
Summary: While you may think you are removing earwax with an ear bud, a lot of the wax is actually being pushed in further down the ear canal
Hoxton Street Monster Supplies' The Monster's Cookbook: Everyday Recipes for the Living, Dead, and Undead (9781784722333, $14.99) provides some seventy recipes for "monster treats" that range from 'Spliced Earwax Pie' (a buttery production made with ginger, apples, lemon and corn syrup) to 'Thickest Human Snot Curd' "made by troll housewives" in a form of mincemeat made with apples, ginger wine, and stem ginger in syrup.