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.