vernix

Definitions:

  • A waxy white protective substance consisting of desquamated epithelial cells and sebaceous matter that covers the skin of a fetus.
  • In <em>medicine</em>, used in the phrase <em>vernix caseosa</em>, a fatty matter covering the skin of the fetus.
  • <xref>Vernix caseosa</xref>; a fatty deposit covering the skin of <xref>newborn</xref> babies.
  • a white cheeselike protective material that covers the skin of a fetus
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