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1. is the "waxy" or "cheesy" white substance found coating the skin of newborn humans. It is secreted by the fetus's sebaceous glands in utero, and is hypothesized to have antibacterial properties."Vernix" is the Latin word for "varnish." The vernix varnishes the baby. "Caseosa" is "cheese" in Latin

Vernix is composed of sebum (the oil of the skin) and cells that have sloughed off the fetus' skin.

2. For the town in France, see Vernix, Manche - commune of the Manche d├ępartement, in France.
I'll have the parma ham and Vernix caseosa on rye, lightly toasted with a side of potato salad and green onion
by uncumjum March 22, 2007
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