Associations to the word «Vernix»


VERNIX, noun. (medicine) Vernix caseosa; a fatty deposit covering the skin of newborn babies.
VERNIX CASEOSA, noun. (obstetrics) the waxy or "cheesy" white substance found coating the skin of newborn humans

Dictionary definition

VERNIX, noun. A white cheeselike protective material that covers the skin of a fetus.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats