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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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OAEs have been proven to be simple, fast, and cheaper, but have the disadvantages of providing limited assessment of the auditory system and being negatively impacted by vernix, middle-ear fluid and ambient noise.
He appeared to have been abandoned right after he was born as he was reportedly still covered with vernix when found.
Ceramiracle "First Light, The Serum" is a new skincare product made with natural ingredients and it has an unusual inspiration--the vernix caseosa, a thick, wax-like substance that covers babies in the womb.
There are six general phenotypes of ichthyosis that differ from the eventual "mature" phenotype and are associated with numerous genes: collodion baby, armor-like scale, exuberant vernix, erythroderma and scale, bullae and erosions, and generalized scale.
Other transient skin conditions seen were milia (5), vernix caseosa (5), acrocyanosis (3), neonatal acne (3), erythema toixcum neonatorum (1) and neonatal alopecia (1).
Antimicrobial polypeptides of human vernix caseosa and amniotic fluid: implications for newborn innate defense.
The histological manifestations include parenchymatous necrosis, small vessel vasculitis and granulomatous inflammation not vernix (2).
Intriguingly, ceramide is a component of vernix, the waxy white substance that coats and protects the skin of newborn human infants.
En el neonato sano, la piel esta cubierta por lanugo, pelo fino normalmente no pigmentado, y por una sustancia oleosa blanco-amarillenta denominada vernix caseosa.
Thus, several factors that occur during the test, such as environmental noise, inefficient sealing when inserting the probe into the canal, noisy breathing, cough, swallowing, snoring and the presence of vernix caseosa would hinder a satisfactory result in the frequency of 1.
Ceramide is also a component of vernix caseosa, the waxy cheese-like white substance found coating the skin of newborn human infants.
In March, Pigeon introduced a new Baby skin care series with moisturising ingredients similar to vernix, which is a cream-like fat protecting the baby inside the womb.