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marbling
Subject Category
E Economics, Business and Industry
L Animal Science and Animal Products
Q Food and Human Nutrition
Definition
The presence of thin strips or flecks of fat within a meat cut. More marbling is usually associated with greater palatability.
Definition Source
NAL Thesaurus Staff
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http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/22333.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/22333
Broader Term
meat quality
Related Term
carcass composition
intramuscular fat
Spanish
marmolado
Term Number
22333