vernix caseosa


vernix ca·​se·​o·​sa -ˌkas-ē-ˈō-sə How to pronounce vernix caseosa (audio)
: a pasty covering chiefly of dead cells and sebaceous secretions that protects the skin of the fetus

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“Vernix caseosa.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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