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