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vernix

 [ver´niks] (L.)
varnish.
vernix caseo´sa the thick white substance composed of sebum and desquamated epithelial cells that provides a protective covering for the skin of the fetus. In the full-term newborn, during the first two or three days of life there is a small amount of vernix caseosa in body creases and the hair.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

var·nish (den·tal)

(var'nish den'tăl),
Solutions of natural resins and gums in a suitable solvent, of which a thin coating is applied over the surfaces of the cavity preparations before placement of restorations, used as a protective agent for the tooth against constituents of restorative materials.
Synonym(s): cavity liner, vernix
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vernix

(vûr′nĭks)
n.
A waxy white protective substance consisting of desquamated epithelial cells and sebaceous matter that covers the skin of a fetus.
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den·tal var·nish

(den'tăl vahr'nish)
Solutions of natural resins and gums in a suitable solvent; a thin coating is applied over the surfaces of the cavity preparations before placement of restorations; used to protect tooth against the constituents of restorative materials.
Synonym(s): vernix.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

vernix

An abbreviation of vernix caseosa, a layer of greasy material, skin scales and fine hairs with which fetuses and new-born babies are covered. Vernix is easily washed off after birth.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

den·tal var·nish

(den'tăl vahr'nish)
Solutions of natural resins and gums in a suitable solvent, of which a thin coating is applied over surfaces of cavity preparations before placement of restorations, used to protect tooth from restorative materials.
Synonym(s): cavity liner, vernix.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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It is best to delay the first bath for as much time as possible, and the vernix on your baby will only protect him during the time," he said.According to the World Health Organisation, vernix after birth can remain on the baby for as long as 24 hours.
The next challenge influencing successful implementation of UNHS in the current study was vernix caseosa, a physiological substance produced by the fetus in utero.
Other transient skin conditions seen are milia (5), vernix caseosa (5), acrocyanosis (3), neonatal acne (3), erythema toixcum neonatorum (1) and neonatal alopecia (1).
Vernix caseosa is a white, waxy, cheesy substance, produced by the baby's sebaceous glands while in utero, that begins to form and cover the skin of the fetus around the last trimester of a pregnancy.
Water alone does not remove the bacteria, oils, and vernix; a made-for-baby cleanser with surfactants that has been adequately preserved for safety is required.
The bog contains a number of species common to mineral-rich tall-shrub bogs, including Cephalanthus occidentalis, Dulichium arundinaceum, Toxicodendron vernix, Triadenum fraseri, and Sphagnum fimbriatum.
Vigorous removal of vernix caseosa after birth was practiced by 29% of dais.
Para a remocao do vernix, denominado de verniz caseoso, sangue e outras secrecoes do parto, dever-seia untar o corpo com oleo, manteiga fresca e sem sal ou gema de ovo, diluida em um pouco de agua, para se retirar as substancias gordurosas da pele (11).
You fist yourself out, legs and arms and hands and feet all balled up and running with blood and vernix. He holds you, cuts you, frees you; lungs gulp and burn, lights blind.