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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.
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
Pretty soon a bolt was cautiously withdrawn and the marble door swung slowly open.
But it occurred to him that he might as well have the marble he had just thrown away, and therefore he went and made a patient search for it.
What bitter blanks in those black-bordered marbles which cover no ashes!
In this Chapel is a marble chest, in which, they told us, were the ashes of St.
"The Liquid of Petrifaction has accidentally fallen upon my dear wife and Unc Nunkie and turned them into marble," he sadly replied.
There was the quarry of perfect marble on Hafler's quarter section.
A central aisle led from the doorway the full length of the great hall, terminating at the steps of a marble dais upon which a man sat in a great throne-chair.
It was upon the marble table that the mystery was to be enacted, as usual.
And yet, as she saw him coming across the marble floor of the audience chamber of Tario of Lothar, his fine eyes filled with apprehension for her safety, his splendid figure personifying all that is finest in the fighting men of martial Mars, she could not believe that any faintest trace of perfidy lurked beneath so glorious an exterior.
No sooner had they clambered up the cliff, than they discerned the tall marble towers of the palace, ascending, as white as snow, out of the lovely green shadow of the trees which surrounded it.
"We must both go to bed now, and at daybreak I will call you and at once complete your transformation into a marble statue."
'When you came in, I was just wondering whether this figure here had not accidentally got loosened from the wall behind it.' He laid his hand on the marble forehead, for the third time.