Definitions for vernix caseosa

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  1. vernix, vernix caseosa(noun)

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

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  1. vernix caseosa(Noun)

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

  2. Origin: From vernix + caseosa

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  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 MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Vernix Caseosa

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

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