vernix caseosa

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vernix ca·se·o·sa


[New Latin vernix cāseōsa : vernix, varnish + cāseōsa, cheeselike.]
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Noun1.vernix caseosa - 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"
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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.
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.
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.
2004 Host defense proteins in vernix caseosa and amniotic fluid.
Vernix caseosa is a white, waxy, cheesy substance, produced by the baby's sebaceous glands while in utero, that begins to form and cover the skin of the fetus around the last trimester of a pregnancy.