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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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Prop Joe Fitzpatrick set the ball rolling by powering his way over and this finally opened the floodgates.
Karadin set the ball rolling for Johnson, who was taking his tally for the season to 70 - still 19 adrift of the champion - in the Summer Jumping Novices' Chase Championship.
Paul Harmer had set the ball rolling for Mark Chambers' men but Pountney struck either side of the break to tighten Studley's grip and then Andy Biddle and Dean Meyrick joined in the goal glut.
Chris Atkinson set the ball rolling with two penalties, and scrum-half Alan Royer burst over for the first of his four tries.
14-1 shot Shaking Hnads set the ball rolling with a four-and-a-half length beating of Brimham Boy, before 5-1 Quinte Du Chatelet trotted up thirtyfive minutes later.
Barry Calder set the ball rolling for Mynydd scoring after only five minutes and their other goals came from Phil Coffin, Joe Desormeaux and Anthony Williams.
BOHERNA ON AIR (right) set the ball rolling for a memorable weekend (Northern Greyhound Awards story, page 98) and completed his Blue Square Greyhound Derby preparation at the same time with a solid performance to land the odds in Eric Meek Memorial Trophy over 480m at Hall Green on Saturday.
Captain Barry Ferguson set the ball rolling when he opened the scoring just before the break.
Mana Baah set the ball rolling after only five minutes and there were then goals by Shelton Payne, Mark Dudford and Drew Fahyay and a late brace from Jason Cowan.
The lady who set the ball rolling, June Titheridge (nAe Pearson) is the girl in tartan, back row, left.
Tony Scully set the ball rolling with a low free-kick from just outside the area following a foul by Ritchie Hanlon on Jon Challinor.
Damien Hudd set the ball rolling after just four minutes, Holtham opening his account with the second before Damien Smith also crossed.