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approaching black; reflecting little light.

dark cutting beef
the meat is much darker than normal on its cut surface; caused by preslaughter stress. Called also dark, firm dry muscle, DFD.
dark firm, dry muscle
see dark cutting beef (above).
dark film
x-ray film that has been overexposed, or grossly overdeveloped.
film dark spots
caused by developer splashing on the x-ray film causing prolonged local development.
dark room
a room dedicated to the processing of film; must be light-proof, temperature stable and fitted with water and power.

Patient discussion about dark

Q. What health condition would produce blood and dark colored semen?

A. any inflammation in that area can cause that. from the urethra to the testis. here is a symptom checker that show you all the conditions that causes blood to show up in your semen and their other symptoms:

Q. very dark blood clots @ first sight of period? At first sight of period, instead of normal rosy spotting it's brownish spotting followed by small clots.

A. totally agree with hottie, most likely that will be in normal range of variation. unless you feel some unusual pain, then you need to find medical advice. but it is also suggested for you to go to your ob-gyn doctor for a regular checkup anyway.
stay healthy always..

Q. after a pedicure, the soles of my feet are dark w/freckles, skin is itchy/thick, my derm says its eczema,help! the pedicure was in fall, 2002. I mad a mistake and wore nylon boots during a storm, the dye never fully disappeared. I would scrub the soles of my feet until I couldn't walk. However, within the last 4 months both heels are itchy, thick, dark-er and now they both have dark legions/ freckles have formed.

A. Are you sure you are going to a clean sterile saloon? It is very important to make sure they use sterile tools for a pedicure because they can transfer fungal infections very easily. Either way you should see a dermatologist to get the right kind of cream treatment for your feet.

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Head blackish brown with grayish microtomentum; orbital plates subglossy blackish brown with microtomentum; ocellar triangle darkish brown without microtomentum; lunule strap-shaped, darkish gray with black margin.
On 8 May 2005,1 flying SY bird in first-basic plumage (white above the eye and a complete darkish neck band) was observed briefly by P Pickering (pers.
The upper buds are pure blue, shut tight; round balls of pure, perfect warm blue, blue, blue; while the lower bells are darkish blue-purple, with the spark of white at the mouth" ("FT" 231).
purple hair, young girl, girl-boy, darkish cleavage, holey knee, hat
Darkish lensing by longtime Luc Besson collaborator Thierry Arbogast befits the film's somber tone, but doesn't make the action, which includes stunts by parkour founder David Belle, easy to follow.
Beside him, an Oriental woman, slim as a rake, alabaster skin complementing the ivory shirt, open at the neck, which in turn complements a pair of denims, darkish blue.
Secondary signs & symptoms: A fat body, chest and abdominal glomus and oppression, nausea, profuse phlegm, a dry mouth but no desire to drink, a darkish, dusky facial complexion, rough, scaly, hypertrophic skin, a dark, purple tongue or possible static spots, cyanotic sublingual veins, slimy tongue fur, and a bowstring, slippery or bound, regularly intermittent pulse
A good proportion of the new hang has been set within rooms that at extremely long last have been painted in the correct, darkish tone that best suits the display of Turner's works.
A few small, pink or dark green or a darkish purple tourmalines appeared, and I bought some of them after hard negotiations; as I had found on the previous trip, there were no bargains to be found on this mineral species.
So long as the soul remains attached to this dense, darkish body--comprised as it is of contraries--it will not be possible for it to bring about the forms and shapes which it desires and wills, but will [bring about] impotent and bodily existence [which proceeds] from the station of remnants and traces, from which the sought after effects do not result.
In budgerigars, symptoms of the disease included delayed growth, tremor, darkish discoloration of skin, quill bleeding, and feathering defects.