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Bloom

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

bloom

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

bloom

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?

A. this is from:
http://www.emedicine.com/DERM/topic54.htm

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