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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.
HAMHTLV-I-associated myelopathy. See Tropical spastic paraparesis.
ham[AS. haum, haunch]
1. The popliteal space or region behind the knee.
2. A common name for the thigh, hip, and buttock.
the musculature of the upper thigh; common usage implies the cured upper thigh of a full-grown pig.
the 0.5 inch long larvae of the beetle which infest hams. Called also Dermestes lardarius.
see cured meat.
the larvae or skippers, because of their habit of leaping long distances, of the fly Piophila casei which invade cured ham.