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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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Miraculous, "impossible" tasks, like grasping a rubber ball, he accomplishes effortlessly.
His reasons are: first, if one was tempted to classify the content of the detector in terms of what is phenomenally common to mice and small rubber balls one would lose the generalisations available by citing the interaction with mice; and second, if one thought that it was not clear whether in fact the regularity held between mice and owl behaviour or between mice or rolling rubber balls and owl behaviour, one is, in effect, confusing epistemic issues with metaphysical ones.
Players can torque a hard rubber ball out of the net at the ends of their sticks at speeds of up to 100 mph at the high school level and 110 mph at more advanced levels.
A self-styled 'mad engineer' who invented a low-cost, lightweight handbell in his garden shed out of aluminium off-cuts, a broom handle and a rubber ball received a church award for innovation yesterday.
I'm like a rubber ball though, I just keep bouncing back up.
A council environmental health spokesman said the rubber ball attached to a length of stretchy elastic strap meant it could stretch for up to 150cms and could be wound around a child's neck.
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His floor installations buzz with an internal energy and function as tight, carefully conceived set pieces: the rug here, the light coming in this way, perhaps a rubber ball or two resting in perfect Zenlike randomness on the carpet, a picture placed just so.
CHARLTON, a real rubber ball of a team this season, can come bouncing back again in tomorrow's televised Premiership clash against Newcastle, writes Paul Johnson.
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The rubber ball is great for fetching, romping and playing.