Definition of Vernix caseosa

1. Noun. A white cheeselike protective material that covers the skin of a fetus.

Exact synonyms: Vernix
Generic synonyms: Material, Stuff



Definition of Vernix caseosa

1. Noun. (context: obstetrics) the waxy or "cheesy" white substance found coating the skin of newborn humans ¹

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Medical Definition of Vernix caseosa

1. An unctuous substance composed of sebum and desquamated epithelial cells, which covers the skin of the foetus. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Vernix Caseosa

vernier caliper
vernier micrometer
vernier scale
verniers
vernile
vernility
vernine
vernish
vernished
vernishes
vernishing
vernissage
vernissages
vernix
vernix caseosa (current term)
vernixes
vernonia
vernonin
vero cells
veronal
veronals
veronica
veronicas
verotoxin
verplanckite
verprolin
verquere
verqueres
verquire

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