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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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The menu includes baked salmon with smoked bacon, creamy mushroom risotto and honey roasted ham.
Sandwiches like Glamorganshire sausages with caramelised onions, smoked bacon, lettuce and tomato, hand sliced honey roasted ham with homemade coleslaw or smoked salmon with chive creme fraiche are available for just under pounds 5 from noon until 6pm.