\ˈi͡əpˈɪk], \ˈiəpˈɪk], \ˈiə_p_ˈɪ_k]\
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An instrument for cleansing the ear.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
(F.) Cure-oreille. A species of small scoop, used for extracting hardened cerumen from the meatus auditorius externus; or to remove foreign bodies from the ear. If carelessly used, it is apt to excite inflammation of the tube.
By Robley Dunglison
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