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hemorrhoid

hemorrhoid

noun hem·or·rhoid \ˈhem-ˌrid, ˈhe-mə-\

: a swollen and painful area located at or near the anus

Full Definition of HEMORRHOID

:  a mass of dilated veins in swollen tissue at the margin of the anus or nearby within the rectum —usually used in plural —called also piles

Origin of HEMORRHOID

Middle English emeroides, plural, from Anglo-French emorroides, from Latin haemorrhoidae, from Greek haimorrhoides, from haimorrhoos flowing with blood, from haimo- hem- + rhein to flow — more at stream
First Known Use: 14th century

hemorrhoid

noun hem·or·rhoid   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HEMORRHOID

:  a mass of dilated veins in swollen tissue at the margin of the anus or nearby within the rectum—usually used in plural; called also piles

Variants of HEMORRHOID

hem·or·rhoid or chiefly British haem·or·rhoid \ˈhem-(ə-)ˌrid\

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