Meaning of vernix caseosa

ver•nix ca•se•o•sa

Pronunciation: (vûr'niks kā"sē-ō'su), [key]
— Med. Med.
  1. the fatty matter, consisting chiefly of dead epidermal cells and sebaceous secretions, covering the skin of a fetus and newborn.
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