Medical Definition of Vernix

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    vicky27
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    What is Vernix? Define Vernix or Vernix Caseosa. Give medical definition of Vernix.

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    The medical term Vernix (Latin, varnish) or Vernix Caseosa (in Latin, Vernix Caseosa literally means – cheese-like varnish) is defined as the fatty substance composed of sebum (the oily secretion of the sebaceous glands present in the skin) and dead epithelial cells providing a protective covering to the skin of the fetus. Vernix Caseosa is derived from Latin “Vernix” (odorous resin, varnish) + Latin “Caseus” (cheese).

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