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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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A Scanner Darkly remains faithful to Dick's source text and Linklater is in no hurry to make sense of the characters' delusional ramblings.
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Holmes, a serial killer who preyed on his guests in a darkly lit hotel near the fairgrounds that boasted such odd features as inescapable vaults and a crematorium.
Ottawa-based film and video artist Tony Asimakopoulos, mining the same darkly fecund terrain as Arthur Rimbaud, Kenneth Anger and others, offers an unsettling and obscure dramatic portrait of the extremes of a contemporary North American culture careering chaotically between indulgence and denial.
The socialist-leaning movement known as environmentalism," the FRC noted darkly, "is observing the 30th Annual Earth Day, which happens to coincide with communist dictator Nikolai Lenin's birthday.
Darkly funny and wildly satiric, the film is a story of nuclear madness and the destruction of the planet by an automatic doomsday machine.
Mocking Desire, the first novel by Slovenian writer Drago Jancar to be translated into English, tells the darkly comic story of Gregor Gradnik, himself a Slovenian writer who comes to New Orleans to teach a creative writing class.
The impetus of the book, drawn from Wyss's dissertation, was Titian's darkly moving "Flaying of Marsyas" and a desire "to understand Titian's voice as his audience had heard it four centuries ago" (13).