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Thomas Hale, U.S. physician, 1905-1987. See: Ham test.


1. Synonym(s): popliteal fossa
2. The buttock and back part of the thigh.


HTLV-I-associated myelopathy. See Tropical spastic paraparesis.


[AS. haum, haunch]
1. The popliteal space or region behind the knee.
2. A common name for the thigh, hip, and buttock.

ham, hams

the musculature of the upper thigh; common usage implies the cured upper thigh of a full-grown pig.

ham beetle
the 0.5 inch long larvae of the beetle which infest hams. Called also Dermestes lardarius.
ham curing
ham fly
the larvae or skippers, because of their habit of leaping long distances, of the fly Piophila casei which invade cured ham.
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NEW YORK, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma celebrated its 50th Anniversary last night with a media event befitting the world's most famous ham in New York City at Osteria Morini, hosted by Chef Michael White.
Today Logan Farms operates 12 stores in five states, where in addition to their famous hams, they offer a large assortment of delectable meats and gourmet foods.