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ballooning

A descriptive term for the biconcave compression of the end-plate of a vertebral body caused by increased pressure in the intervertebral discs, usually in the lumbar spine, which may be seen in osteoporosis.

ballooning

Imaging A term for the biconcave compression of the end-plate of a vertebral body, caused by ↑ pressure in the intervertebral discs, usually in the lumbar spine, which may be seen in osteoporosis. Cf Fish vertebrae.
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A GPS tracker could help balloonists navigate boundaries that demarcate one property from the next, and make notes of where shot feral hogs fall.
D) He was the first cluster balloonist to fly across the Indian Ocean.
As they drift toward the challenge site, balloonists try their best to aim their crafts toward a single point on the ground.
Many of them also distrusted the balloonists and felt that Lowe exaggerated his observations for self-serving purposes.
If the weather is good, balloonists will take part in annual competitions during the mornings and afternoons.
The balloonists lost their way in heavy cloud 4000 feet over the North Sea after setting out with five other balloonists on Friday.
But Wood's Australian memories aren't the most vivid among the 22 years he's spent as Arkansas' second most experienced balloonist.
At the control centre in Geneva Alan Noble, the flight director, read out a message received from the triumphant balloonists.
The three-man crew - including Briton Andy Elson - were said to be disappointed at failing to be the first balloonists to fly round the world but delighted to have broken two other records.
Their bid to be the first balloonists to circle the world was abandoned on Tuesday after China refused to allow the Orbiter 2 to enter its airspace.
Nicholas' dad, Ron, says that most balloonists feel a knot of anticipation in their stomach as the ground crew sets the enormous balloon free.
As hot-air ballooning has skyrocketed in popularity--the number of registered balloons has doubled in the past five years-- the number of festivals where balloonists test their skills has also increased.