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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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For some unknown reason this conversation is released on a loop," and radio hams were able to pick them up.
They work with the royals and this year it emerged that frequencies used by officers can be picked up by radio hams.
THREE radio hams were blown off a mountain top in their caravan as they tried to send a signal to Australia.
Radio hams re-enacted sending the very first wireless radio message - made by Guglielmo Marconi 100 years ago today.
And "sallies" - the small alternative location stations beloved by radio hams - are set to vanish.
They provide meals,find accommodation, treat casualties and the radio hams network gives an important communications link.
IN defence of radio hams, Harold Froggatt says they helped out with emergency communications in New York in the wake of September 11.