Vernix meaning

vûr'nĭks
A waxy white protective substance consisting of desquamated epithelial cells and sebaceous matter that covers the skin of a fetus.
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A waxy white protective substance consisting of desquamated epithelial cells and sebaceous matter that covers the skin of a fetus.
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(medicine) Vernix caseosa; a fatty deposit covering the skin of newborn babies.
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Origin of vernix

  • Short for vernix caseosa
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Medieval Latin vernix (“varnish").
    From Wiktionary