marbling


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marbling

Food industry
A term for an increase of intramuscular fat in cattle, which increased beef’s tenderness.

Forensics
“Venous patterning.” A term referring to a vaguely arborescent mosaic of discolouration due to prominent subdermal vessels—especially the veins—on the skin of a body in early (3 to 5 days) decomposition.

Infectious disease
A term for blotchy lividity of the skin due to intense haemolytic staining of vascular intima, which may be seen within 6 hours of death in patients with streptococcal septicaemia.

Sports medicine
Skin bends, skin marbling. A term referring to mottling of skin seen in divers with pulmonary barotrauma and air embolism.

marbling

Forensic pathology 'Venous patterning' A mosaic of discoloration due to prominent subdermal vessels on the skin of a body in early decomposition/decay Sports medicine Skin marbling Mottling of skin seen in divers with pulmonary barotrauma and air embolism. See Air embolism, Pulmonary barotrauma.

marbling

1. the presence of different stages of congestion and necrosis in adjoining lobules of an organ, giving a gross effect of a pattern similar to that of marble.
2. the desirable intermixing of fat and muscle fibers in good beef produced by feeding a high energy diet when the animal is still young.