vernix caseosa

noun

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/vernix%20caseosa. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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