Definitions for vernix caseosa

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vernix, vernix caseosa(noun)

    a white cheeselike protective material that covers the skin of a fetus


  1. vernix caseosa(Noun)

    the waxy or "cheesy" white substance found coating the skin of newborn humans

  2. Origin: From vernix + caseosa


  1. Vernix caseosa

    Vernix caseosa, also known as vernix, is the waxy or cheese-like white substance found coating the skin of newborn human babies.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Vernix Caseosa

    An unctuous substance composed of sebum and desquamated epithelial cells, which covers the skin of the fetus.

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