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David, 20th-century U.S. dermatologist. See: Bloom syndrome.


an overabundant growth of algae, often resulting from nutrient enrichment.


1. the general appearance of the surface. In carcass meat it is the glistening, transparent effect and the gentle pink color that gives a good bloom to the carcass. It is the result of proper tissue hydration coupled with the correct proportions of fat, connective tissue and superficial layers of muscle.
2. appearance of the haircoat, usually taken to mean the gloss, luster and quality.
3. on stagnant water the collection of colored algae is called water bloom (see algae, algal poisoning).

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Q. How the fetus is influenced from Bloom syndrome? If the mother has the syndrome, what is the influence on the fetus?

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At the ranch house the morning air was crisp and brittle, yet midday made the shade welcome, and in the open, under the winter sun, roses bloomed and oranges, grape-fruit, and lemons turned to golden yellow ripeness.
But when that bonnet went on, Polly actually held her breath till it was safely landed and the pink rose bloomed above the smooth waves of hair with what Fanny called "a ravishing effect.
She said it hadn't bloomed for her, but of course I thought I was the one destined to make it happy.
When the peonies bloomed the next summer, my mother came over to my house before one of our trips to visit Mimi so we could cut a few flowers.
The jack-in-the-pulpit relative caused a sensation when a 10-year-old plant at Kew bloomed in 1887.
But when has the community development model, in which a desperately poor ghetto suddenly bloomed, ever worked in this country?