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- 16/06/2015 at 7:02 pm #4014
What is Vernix? Define Vernix or Vernix Caseosa. Give medical definition of Vernix.
- 16/06/2015 at 7:34 pm #4016
Dr. Aditya SardanaKeymaster
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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