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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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Lucille Ball also appeared in more than 70 movies, including Stage Door (1937) and Too Many Girls (1940).
Few people knew America's comic sweetheart, Lucille Ball, the way Lee Tannen did.
He also especially enjoyed ``The Facts of Life'' and ``Fancy Pants,'' two of the films he made with Lucille Ball, says Linda Hope.
And ``The Facts of Life,'' the 1960 adultery comedy he produced and starred in with Lucille Ball, hinted that he could project deeper, stronger emotions.
The campaign, which will run in major cities across the country, features original footage of Lucille Ball from "The Lucy Show," Joe Friday (Jack Webb) and Bill Gannon (Harry Morgan) from "Dragnet" and Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne) and Eddie Munster (Butch Patrick) from "The Munsters" set in today's Service Merchandise store.
Terry Frias of Van Nuys planned to dress up her 19-month-old boxer-terrier mix, Lucy, into Lucille Ball for the costume contest.
After Lockheed, she went to work at Universal Studios, cleaning the bungalows of such movie stars as Lucille Ball, Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, and Clint Eastwood before she retired in 1979.
Indeed, Jimmy Durante still charms television watchers, but 50 years ago when it came time to bestow the 1952 Emmy for the Most Outstanding Television Personality, the winner, chosen over nominees that included not only Durante, but also Lucille Ball, Arthur Godfrey and Edward R.
Lucille Ball also lived here for a while," says Joe Kaminski, GM of the Delmonico for the past ten years.
Boris Karloff, the Marx Brothers, Eddie Cantor, James Cagney, Lucille Ball, and Frederic March were only a few of the Screen Actors Guild enthusiasts from among the stars.
On offer are Terry Thomas's Too Many Crooks (certainly are in this election); Woody Allen's Take The Money And Run (cash-for- questions Tories already have), and Look Who's Laughing (not John Major as Tony Blair sweeps into Downing Street) with Lucille Ball and - I kid you not - one Neil Hamilton