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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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At 17 years, he won the national junior championship in conducting a full orchestra," Mrs Balles said.
Balles indicated that Platinum Plus "would possible afford engine designers a wider range of control options when used in conjunction with advanced oxidizers and/or trap systems.
If you got into that band, you were considered a first class musician," Mrs Balles said.
L'Avignonnais a ete trahi par son service, ne reussissant que 47% de ses premieres balles.
Balles comes to CDTI after nine years at Cambridge, Mass.
L'Allemand a su se montrer beaucoup plus opportuniste que son adversaire, qui n'a pu convertir une seule de ses cinq balles de break sur l'ensemble de la partie.
Trois policiers ont ete tues par balles, dimanche matin, par un de leurs collegues qui a fait usage de son arme de service, dans le commissariat de police de Mechar Belksiri, selon un communique du ministere de l'Interieur.
Cette dotation comprend la remuneration des rabatteurs (100dhs par personne), le transport des chasseurs et des rabatteurs (environs 1000dhs), les balles des chasseurs (3250dhs pour 15 chasseurs), les repas des chasseurs et des rabatteurs, soit plus de 6000 DH par battue.
Selon l'ONG, les Palestiniens jetaient des pierres et tiraient a balles reelles sur les soldats israeliens quelque 90 minutes auparavant, mais la manifestation etait pacifique au moment ou les balles ont ete tirees.
Il faut dire que Monfils, 56e a l'ATP, aura passe 85% de ses premieres balles dans cette partie a sens unique.
I don't know who Paul Balles is, and I suspect he's not from Bahrain.
Le Suisse, en quete de son premier titre du Grand Chelem depuis juillet 2012, semblait meme prendre l'ascendant, moralement et physiquement : a 4-3, il s'est offert deux balles de break sur le service de Djokovic, au bord de la rupture, mais a laisse passer sa chance.