Medical Definition of Vernix

Viewing 1 reply thread
  • Author
    • #4014

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

    • #4016
      AvatarAditya Sardana

      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).

      Related Posts

      What is Tocophobia?

      What is Lochia?

      What is Cachexia?

      Medical Definition of Meconium

      What is Croup?

      What is Pneumonia?

Viewing 1 reply thread
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.