cerumen vs earwax what difference

what is difference between cerumen and earwax

English

Etymology

From Medieval Latin caerūmen, from cera +‎ -men. The appearance of the u is unexplained, but may have been influenced by words like albūmen and bitūmen.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /səˈɹuːmɛn/
    • (US) IPA(key): /səˈɹuːmɪn/ (pinpen merger)
  • Rhymes: -ɛn
    • (pin-pen merger) Rhymes: -ɪn

Noun

cerumen (uncountable)

  1. earwax

Synonyms

  • earwax, wax

Derived terms

  • cerumenolysis
  • cerumenolytic
  • ceruminal
  • ceruminous

Translations


Romanian

Etymology

From French cérumen, from Latin cerumen.

Noun

cerumen n (uncountable)

  1. cerumen

Declension


Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /θeˈɾumen/, [θeˈɾu.mẽn]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /seˈɾumen/, [seˈɾu.mẽn]

Noun

cerumen m (plural cerumenes)

  1. earwax


English

Alternative forms

  • ear wax, ear-wax

Etymology

From Middle English erewax, a compound of ere +‎ wax. Equivalent to ear +‎ wax.

Noun

earwax (uncountable)

  1. A waxy substance secreted by the ear.

Synonyms

  • cerumen (technical), wax

Derived terms

  • earwax impaction

Translations


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