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ball

 [bawl]
a more or less spherical mass. See also globus and sphere.
fungus ball a tumorlike granulomatous mass formed by colonization of a fungus in a body cavity, usually a bronchus or pulmonary cavity but occasionally a nasal cavity; the organism may disseminate through the bloodstream to the brain, heart, and kidneys. The most common type is the aspergilloma.

Ball

(bawl),
Charles B., Irish surgeon, 1851-1916. See: Ball operation.

ball

(bawl),
1. A round mass.
2. In veterinary medicine, a large pill or bolus.

ball

(bawl) a more or less spherical mass. See also globus and sphere.
fungus ball  a tumorlike granulomatous mass formed by colonization of a fungus, usually Aspergillus, in a body cavity.

ball

(bôl)
n.
A rounded part or protuberance, especially of the body: the ball of the foot.

ball

Etymology: ME, bal
spherical object, such as one of the collagen balls embedded in hyaline cartilage.
A sphere or spherical structure
Drug slang A regional term for a rounded gob of crack, crack cocaine, or Mexican black tar heroin
Obstetrics See Birthing ball
Vox populi noun A slang term for a testicle, often used in the plural

ball

Vox populi
1. A sphere. See Birthing ball, Retraction ball.
2. A testicle. See Blue ball syndrome.

ball

(bawl)
1. A round mass.
See also: bezoar
2. In veterinary medicine, a large pill or bolus.
3. Thenar eminence on sole of the foot.

ball

a more or less spherical mass. See also bolus.

fungus ball
aspergilloma.

Patient discussion about ball

Q. I did a bad movement with my knee during a ball game. How can I know if I damaged the knee ligaments? 4 hours ago I played basketball. I did a great jump but when I landed I felt a very sharp knee pain? How can I know if I damaged the ligaments there?

A. The only way to know for sure is to check! Can estimate the severity of the problem. Is your knee red? Is it hot? Is it swollen? Does the pain have the same severity or does the pain increase with time? If you answered one of those questions with a 'yes' several hours after the injury, you should probably talk to your GP

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Cartouche 7,9mm Balle Lourde--large numbers of ex-Weh-rmacht Kar.
In addition to GET, there is a BALLE network in BC, and with the current interest in local food, additional networks are expected to germinate quickly.
Balle, based in Herning, Denmark, develops, manufactures and sells patient lifting systems for the hospital and health care sectors in Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy and the US.
Deux autres supporters ont ete blesses par balle au niveau de la jambe et un autre a ete touche par des eclats de verre.
Le triple double du "King" (18 points, 18 rebonds et 10 passes), n'a servi a rien et Miami, qui a mene au score de la 9e a la 40e minute de jeu, s'est effondre dans les derniers instants (28% de reussite aux tirs et 4 pertes de balle dans le dernier quart temps), bien bloque par la defense des Spurs.
7,5mm Balle Modele 1929 C--the MAS 1936 fired a cartridge with a rimless, bottlenecked case 54mm in length whose 140-grain spitzer bullet achieved a muzz1e velocity of 2600 fps.
D'abord conforter la maison [beaucoup moins que] fahb [beaucoup plus grand que] et regicler les facades des ligues avant de remettre la balle au centre dans les championnats locaux.
La defaite du Barca, chez les basques de la Real Sociedad, invite a une lecture multiple mais, au bonheur des mordus de la balle ronde, relance le championnat espagnol.
Il lui a fallu neuf minutes et une balle de break ecartee pour conclure le premier jeu.
Le nonuple vainqueur de Roland Garros a encore dispose aux 5e et 7e jeux d'une balle de break, mais Federer s'est sorti aisement d'affaires.
Mais, les multiples pertes de balle ainsi que la baisse de vigilance en defense ont laisse le champ libre aux Marocains.
L'argentin jouait sans balle et en meme temps attirait les defenseurs adverses loin de leurs parcelles habituelles.