a North American wood warbler, Dendroica cerulea, the male of which is blue above and white below.
cerulein ce·ru·le·in (sə-rōō’lē-ən) n. A decapeptide that stimulates smooth muscle, especially gallbladder contraction, and increases digestive secretions.
a serum glycoprotein involved in the storage and transport of copper and iron. ceruloplasmin ce·ru·lo·plas·min (sə-rōō’lō-plāz’mĭn) n. A blue, copper-containing globulin that may play a part in erythropoiesis and oxygen reduction.
earwax. noun the soft brownish-yellow wax secreted by glands in the auditory canal of the external ear Nontechnical name earwax n. “earwax,” 1741, medical Latin cerumen, coined by Swiss anatomist Gaspard Bauhin (1560-1624) from Latin cera “wax” (see cere (n.)) on model of albumen; or else from Greek keroumenos “formed of wax.” cerumen ce·ru·men (sə-rōō’mən) […]
ceruminolytic ce·ru·mi·no·lyt·ic (sə-rōō’mə-nō-lĭt’ĭk) n. A substance instilled into the external auditory canal to soften earwax.