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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

(bôl)
n.
A rounded part or protuberance, especially of the body: the ball of the foot.
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.

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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Cast: Julie Andrews (host); Russ Abbot, Michael Ball, John Barrowman, Peter Bayliss, Brian Blessed, Vadim Bondar, David Campbell, Judi Dench, Hal Fowler, Maria Friedman, Ellen Greene, Ruthie Henshall, Jasna Ivir, Hugh Jackman, Teddy Kempner, David Kernan, Tal Landsman, Tom Lehrer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Julian Lloyd Webber, Jimmy Logan, Julia McKenzie, Millicent Martin, Marion Montgomery, Elaine Paige, Bernadette Peters, Jonathan Pryce, Philip Quast, Joanna Riding, Liz Robertson, Lea Salonga, Adam Searles, Ned Sherrin, Donald Sinden, Stephen Sondheim, Dana Stackpole, Sonia Swaby, Lisa Vroman, Colm Wilkinson, Marie Zamora and hundreds more.
"Matt Ball, John Feeley, Dan Durning, they all did well.
"There is also PeterMitchell in front of me, Colin Lawton catching the ball, John Travis near post, Malcolm Bray far post and first visible in a crowd of players is Colin Rawcliffe.
Front: Alex White, Joe Beaden, Aaron Doran, Liam Davies, Harrison Laite (captain), Joe Ball, John Kelly code: zzejx230307framefeather.jpg; Ridgewood Rangers under-7s, who play in the Wallasey league.
RACING WARWICK: Jones, Rollins, Parsons, Wells, Green, Marlow, Kinder (Rostron, 67), Ward, Emery (Care, 88), Ball, John. Subs not used: Saunders, Hodson, Hollywood.
As Scotland surpassed themselves at recycling ball, John Leslie showed his class by taking the right options in midfield.