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Mar. 20 2009 - Cerumen

cerumen - [si-roo-muhn]
noun
Definition:
earwax: the waxy secretion of glands lining the canal of the external ear ( technical )

[Late 17th century. < modern Latin< Latin cera "wax"]

Cerumen. Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Edition] © & (P)2009 Microsoft Corporation. http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_/cerumen.html (accessed: March 20, 2009).

Example:
There was a popping sound as Bob removed his finger from his ear and the light caused his cerumen encrusted nail to glisten; "Shake on it?".
Bob was unable to seal many deals with a handshake.
Tags: c, latin, noun, wordsmith: sea_gaagii
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