vernix caseosa love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Vernix.

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  • n. the waxy or "cheesy" white substance found coating the skin of newborn humans

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a white cheeselike protective material that covers the skin of a fetus

Etymologies

New Latin vernix cāseōsa : vernix, varnish + cāseōsa, cheeselike.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin vernix ("varnish") + caseosa ("cheesy") (Wiktionary)

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