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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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I loved tasting the hams, cured, smoked, baked and on this particular holiday I cooked very garlicky mashed potato wrapped in sliced local ham and covered it in cheese sauce.
The ham needs to be rinsed off to get rid of the residue of the juice which is normally salty due to the brining process.
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