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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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Leading the initiative to establish a national side is Conwy Council's disability sports officer, Nicola Jane Tennant, who started the ball rolling with a football taster day for people with disabilities.
The South African, third to Olivier Peslier in last year's series, started the ball rolling on 2-1 favourite Bobo Duck in a Class 3 mile event and followed up with My Honour (11-2) in the featured Class 2 race over five furlongs.
I suppose that started the ball rolling and the deal was completed.
We have started the ball rolling with a VIP gold card for 12 months which allows priority queuing, complimentary access to the clubs for two people and access to our exclusive members-only 'Skybar'.
Welcoming contributions to the pounds 1million site, Mr Lammy has started the ball rolling with a few icons of his own, including Punch and Judy.
Matthew Taylor started the ball rolling with his first try for the club and then Phil Drain capitalised on a chip-through by Billy Stephenson to score in the corner and make it 10-8.
McVeigh started the ball rolling on 28 minutes, driving home from 25 yards assisted by a deflection off defender Sean Dyche.
Garry Haylock started the ball rolling with a low header from ex-Cliftonville winger Tim McCann's corner.
The win over Birmingham started the ball rolling in terms of picking up silverware and I'm sure Houllier would like the same thing to happen again.
Matt Jansen started the ball rolling in six minutes to set up Rovers for a 3-2 win in the Nationwide Division One clash.
Blue Honcho started the ball rolling by landing the A7 contest at 6-1, clocking 29.
Paul Wilson started the ball rolling early on with a simple tap in, Adam Banks made it 2-0 with a header and the former added his second and Parker's third after only 17 minutes.