Also called vernix caseosa. A cheesy, white substance that covers a baby's skin at birth. The vernix is secreted by the sebaceous glands around the 20th week to protect the baby's skin from the amniotic fluid.
Definition: Fatty or cheesy substance on the skin of the newborn.
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Vernix is the white creamy substance that protects the fetus' skin while in the amniotic fluid.
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Thick, greasy whitish substance covering the newborn baby's skin.
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Vernix (vernix caseosa)
The white, waxy substance that covers the skin of the fetus and newborn. Vernix is composed of sebum (a complex mixture of fatlike compounds) and cells that have sloughed off the fetus.
: A white, sticky substance that covers the fetus in the uterus.
Sticky cream substance that coats the new baby's body immediately after emerging from the womb.
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. -The white, creamy covering over the baby's skin during the last part of pregnancy.
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Vernix: Fatty substance made up of epithelial cells that covers fetal skin inside the uterus.
Vertex: Head first.
Caseosa - A white substance covering the skin of an unborn baby.
WAH - Work At Home.
Vernix caseosa - A slippery, white, fatty substance covering the skin of the fetus
Womb - The uterus
Zygote - Union of an ovum and sperm; a single fertilized egg before it begins to divide and grow ...
Caseosa is now covering the whole body. This is a greasy white substance made from a mixture of lanugo, dead skin cells and oil and is vital to protect your baby from the effects of the amniotic fluid.
Vernix, a milky white coating that protects your baby's skin, appears all over your baby's body to keep his skin from getting pickled in the amniotic fluid.
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Vernix caseosa, a greasy white substance made of lanugo, oil and dead skin cells (yum) now coats baby's skin, shielding it from the amniotic fluid.
A greyish-white cheeselike substance that coats and protects the baby's skin in utero.
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The vernix caseosa (whitish waxy substance for protection) that covered the body of your little one might begin to shed now. Along with it, the lanugo (fine hair covering the baby) also shed.
Most of the on their skin has gone, but there may be remnants of it in their armpits and groin areas. Their fingernails look long and their skin is supple.
I'm 19 weeks and getting bigger. I can kick, turn and leap about, though you might not feel it yet. My skin's covered in a white substance called vernix. You may be able to tell if I'm a boy or a girl now, too.
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There's no known cause for cradle cap, although some researchers have suggested it's a result of the end-of-pregnancy hormone dose the baby receives from its mother overstimulating the baby's oil-producing sebaceous glands (the same place ...
A creamy white substance (called vernix caseosa, or simply vernix) begins to appear on the fetus and helps to protect the thin fetal skin. Vernix is gradually absorbed by the skin, but some may be seen on babies even after birth.
A greasy protective material known as covers the skin. This will help protect it from damage. The baby develops a special kind of fat called 'brown fat' that helps to produce heat and this will be particularly useful when the baby is born.
Vernix (the white sticky substance that covers your baby's skin in the womb) should always be left to absorb naturally. This is nature's own moisturiser.
Baby's skin is losing its transparency and the sebaceous glands which will give her pimples in her teen years are kicking into overdrive to make caseosa, ...
The baby was much smaller than we expected and covered in vernix; she looked like she had been dipped in Crisco!! Lynda thought she was probably a week early. We quickly covered her with a towel. She didn't breathe at first.
Your baby's sebaceous glands secrete a waxy substance called caseosa. Your baby will be born with this wax and it will look like paste.
The skin is building a protective wax layer (vernix).
Vernix (a white cheese like protective material) forms on baby's skin with the lanugo, a soft lightly pigmented hair covering the body and limbs, ...
This week, most of the downy coating of lanugo is shed and the caseosa -- the cheese-like coating that covers your baby in the womb and protects her developing skin -- starts to disappear, though some may remain at birth.
Your newborn's appearance is less wrinkled and there will be almost no vernix or lanugo left - although some babies still have traces of the waxy, white vernix in their skin folds when they're born, particularly in folds around the neck, ...
Your baby's skin is now smoothing out, and the (the waxy white substance which has been protecting it from the effects of the amniotic fluid) is beginning to disappear, ...
It could have a bit of blood on or a white, sticky substance rather like toothpaste - this is called vernix.
See also: Pregnancy, Pregnant, Uterus, Due date, Amnio