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marbling of beef image from New Medical Terms

MB of Kobe beef

FOOD INDUSTRY

Marbling (MB) refers to the mosaic distribution of intramuscular fat in beef, which increase its flavour and tenderness

FORENSICS

A term referring to a vaguely arborescent mosaic of discolouration due to prominent subdermal vessels–especially the veins–on the skin surface of a body in early (3 to 5 days) decomposition

Synonym Venous patterning 

INFECTIOUS DISEASE

A term for the blotchy lividity of the skin due to intense haemolytic staining of vascular intima, which may be seen within 6 hours of death in those who died of streptococcal septicaemia

marbling of skin in scuba diver

MB of skin in scuba diver image from New Medical Terms

SPORTS MEDICINE

A term referring to mottling of skin seen in divers with pulmonary barotrauma and air embolism (see image, left)

Synonyms Skin bends, skin marbling 

 

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