hemorrhoid

noun
hem·​or·​rhoid | \ ˈhem-ˌrȯid How to pronounce hemorrhoid (audio) , ˈhe-mə- \

Definition of hemorrhoid

: an abnormal mass of dilated and engorged blood vessels in swollen tissue that occurs internally in the anal canal or externally around the anus, that may be marked by bleeding, pain, or itching, and that when occurring internally often protrude through the outer sphincter of the anus and when occurring externally may lead to thrombosis usually used in plural

called also piles

Examples of hemorrhoid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since then, the plant has been used around the world as a traditional remedy for not only colds and flu, but also a variety conditions such as constipation, toothaches, sprains, dislocations, hemorrhoids, burns, insect bites and rashes. Mary Pembleton, New York Times, "Can Elderberry Treat the Flu?," 17 Apr. 2020 From July to December 2018, Murry saw medical professionals more than a dozen times, which led to a variety of diagnoses from hemorrhoids to a urinary tract infection. Max Blau, ajc, "Dying inmate can’t see family due to coronavirus, asks for release," 18 Mar. 2020 Young advises clients struggling with constipation and complications like hemorrhoids to up the insoluble fiber in their diets. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "What’s the Difference Between Soluble and Insoluble Fiber?," 15 May 2019 One is James Richard Luu, of San Jose, California, who allowed his sister, an acupuncturist, to use his prescription pad and to treat patients with hemorrhoids in his office, misdiagnosing them and causing pain. Sophie Chou, ProPublica, "Despite Audit, Doctors With Checkered Records Can Still Decide Fate of Green Card Seekers," 12 Dec. 2019 Once a month, he and Trudy - a registered nurse - volunteer their time at a free medical clinic in Arlington, Virginia, treating the uninsured for problems as plebeian as hemorrhoids. oregonlive, "The tragic, redemptive journey of one human heart," 5 Oct. 2019 This prevents constipation, reduces the risk of hemorrhoids, and may help lower colon cancer risk. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, "4 Health Benefits of Corn," 12 Aug. 2019 Colorectal bleeding in young people is often misdiagnosed as hemorrhoids, and the cancer is detected at a later stage, Church said. Julie Washington, cleveland.com, "Newer guidelines call for colonoscopies 5 years earlier, many insurances cover costs," 28 July 2019 About Bear Bile Bear bile has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, with the first reference appearing in an eighth century medical text prescribing bear bile for maladies like epilepsy, hemorrhoids, and heart pain. National Geographic, "Bear bile, explained," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of hemorrhoid

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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The first known use of hemorrhoid was in the 14th century

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“Hemorrhoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemorrhoid. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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hemorrhoid

noun
How to pronounce hemorrhoid (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of hemorrhoid

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

hemorrhoid

noun
hem·​or·​rhoid
variants: or chiefly British haemorrhoid \ ˈhem-​(ə-​)ˌrȯid How to pronounce haemorrhoid (audio) \

Medical Definition of hemorrhoid

: an abnormal mass of dilated and engorged blood vessels in swollen tissue that occurs internally in the anal canal or externally around the anus, that may be marked by bleeding, pain, or itching, and that when occurring internally often protrude through the external anal sphincter and when occurring externally may lead to thrombosis usually used in plural

called also piles

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