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vernix caseosa

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noun vernix ca·se·o·sa \-ˌkas-ē-ˈō-sə\

Medical Definition of vernix caseosa

  1. :  a pasty covering chiefly of dead cells and sebaceous secretions that protects the skin of the fetus


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