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ver·nix

 (vûr′nĭks)
n.
A waxy white protective substance consisting of desquamated epithelial cells and sebaceous matter that covers the skin of a fetus.

[Short for vernix caseosa.]

vernix

(ˈvɜːnɪks)
n
(Medicine) a white substance covering the skin of a fetus
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vernix - a white cheeselike protective material that covers the skin of a fetus
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
Translations

ver·nix

n. L. barniz;
___ caseosaunto sebáceo, secreción que protege la piel del feto.
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The purpose of this research project is to review existing studies to validate the clinical implications and benefits of vernix.
The validation of a license contract of Cincinnati Children's patented synthetic vernix technology was declared by Sirona Biochem and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
The bog contains a number of species common to mineral-rich tall-shrub bogs, including Cephalanthus occidentalis, Dulichium arundinaceum, Toxicodendron vernix, Triadenum fraseri, and Sphagnum fimbriatum.
You fist yourself out, legs and arms and hands and feet all balled up and running with blood and vernix.
The spectrum of bioanalytic matrices and methods to monitor in utero drug exposures also includes vernix caseosa (thick lipid and cellular fetal covering), oral fluid, amniotic fluid, urine, sweat, blood, hair, nails, and cord tissue (57).
An artificial version of vernix caseosa could speed up wound healing and treat eczema.
The ingredients of this cream were discovered through Dutch researchers unraveling the ingredients of the protective film called Vernix caseosa (VC) that covers the foetus and newborn babies, helping skin growth before and after birth.
Natural vernix caseosa contains a mixture of fatty compounds that waterproof the foetus.
of the newborn, smeared with vernix and blood, the tough swirled cord