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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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Lucille Ball, who died in 1989 has her place in the US hall of fame and the likeable star remains one of the most popular female TV performers of all time.
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Spanning more than 40 years of Hollywood filmmaking, featured stars include Lucille Ball, Warren Beatty, Ralph Bellamy, Doris Day, Kirk Douglas, Jodie Foster, Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Greer Garson, Sidney Poitier, Burt Reynolds, Rod Steiger and a host of other luminaries.
He wouldn't know the show or songs because he is too young and never saw the wonderful film of Mame starring Lucille Ball and Bea Arthur but there are plenty of people who have.
She had a cameo in a handful of films, including a couple of 1933 hits, ``42nd Street'' and ``Flying Down to Rio,'' becoming friends with another young show girl named Lucille Ball.
But it did when it was used to describe Lucille Ball.
35pm) will certainly transport the older people among us to the days of early television when Lucille Ball ruled the roost on TV.
This fun release includes episodes with Lily Tomlin, Joe Namath, and DVD-only Lucille Ball.
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz--America's quintessential comic couple best known for their long-running hit TV series "I Love Lucy"--made only three feature films together.
Comedy star Lucille Ball starred in the 1974 film version of the romantic comedy and the story revolves around socialite Mame Dennis who believes that "life is a banquet and you need to live life to the full".
Murrow and Lucille Ball,'' fondly recalled the laughs he had shared with his colleague, ``everything from giggles to belly laughs.
When the cameras stop rolling, Negron has the crew doubled over with his outrageous imitations of former costars like Lucille Ball.