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Newborn - Vernix Caseosa

The white material in shaded boxes and arrowed is part of the vernix caseosa that has not yet been removed.

Vernix caseosa forms on the fetus by the developing epidermis shedding the periderm cell layer and then mixed with sebaceous gland sebum secretions within the epithelial walls. Vernix cases begins to cover the fetal skin from about week 17 (GA week 19).

Vernix components - water (81%), lipid (9%), and proteins (10%)

Links: Integumentary Development | Fetal Development

Reference

JazlynRoseVernixByPhilKonstantin.jpg‎ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:JazlynRoseVernixByPhilKonstantin.jpg (modified in size and labeling)


Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2024, April 15) Embryology Newborn - vernix caseosa.jpg. Retrieved from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/File:Newborn_-_vernix_caseosa.jpg

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