vernix caseosa

[ vur-niks key-see-oh-suh ]

  1. the fatty matter, consisting chiefly of dead epidermal cells and sebaceous secretions, covering the skin of a fetus and newborn.

Origin of vernix caseosa

<New Latin: cheeselike varnish

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