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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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Matthew Williams started the ball rolling in the 12th minute and the goals continued to come from Alex Darlington, an own goal from Dale Griffiths, and Scott Ruscoe as Saints led 4-0 at half-time.
Jamie Carroll started the ball rolling as he notched up an unbeaten half-century before retiring to the pavilion, whilst his team-mates took the score on to 92 for 4 in their 20 overs.
Keane only went back to White Hart Lane from Liverpool at the beginning of 2009 but the Bhoys have started the ball rolling and are keen for a move that works on many levels.
Prince Khalid Abdullah, said: "He started the ball rolling at Chester last season, which was great, so we know he handles the track.
Luke Worsley started the ball rolling with a great individual try, closely followed by Matty Bailey's blistering run and swan dive over the Wyke try line to take an early 10-point lead.
But in the 28th minute McShane started the ball rolling by diverting the ball off his chest and past Gordon from Birmingham free-kick and it was back and fore before John's late equaliser.
Thomas Penney started the ball rolling as he won the first event at the Alison Nicholas Golf Academy in Birmingham.
Taylor started the ball rolling when he headed home a cross by Josh Low, before Kirk made it 2-0 two minutes later with a close-range header.
Tudhope started the ball rolling with Lets Roll (11-4) in the opene and he wasted no time adding to his tally when Acomb (11-2) followed up in the next.
Stourbridge's Richard Wilde started the ball rolling with the first of his two tries before Evans retaliated.
I played three nights a week in a local bar for 25 bucks a night, and that what started the ball rolling.
The Sierra Club recently started the ball rolling again by urging the city to kick in some cash and push the conservancy to use Proposition A funds for Whitney.