cerumenolytic etymology

English word cerumenolytic comes from English -lytic, English cerumen (Earwax.)

Detailed word origin of cerumenolytic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-lytic English (eng) Used in adjectives relating to nouns with the suffix -lysis.
cerumen English (eng) Earwax.
cerumenolytic English (eng) (pharmacology) Of or relating to cerumenolysis, the process of softening cerumen (earwax) for removal. (pharmacology) A chemical that softens or removes cerumen (earwax).

Words with the same origin as cerumenolytic

Descendants of -lytic
adipolytic adrenolytic amidolytic biolytic erythrolytic exolytic gelatinolytic glycogenolytic glycogenolytically glycolytic haemolytic homolytic karyolytic keratinolytic ligninolytic oncolytic photolytic photolytically psycholytic saccharolytic thiolytic thrombolytic urealytic zymolytic