- Usually hemorrhoids. Pathology. an abnormally enlarged vein mainly due to a persistent increase in venous pressure, occurring inside the anal sphincter of the rectum and beneath the mucous membrane (internal hemorrhoid) or outside the anal sphincter and beneath the surface of the anal skin (external hemorrhoid).
Origin of hemorrhoid
1350–1400; Middle English emoroides (plural) < Latin haemorrhoid(a) < Greek haimorroḯda (adj.) discharging blood
Also called piles.
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Examples from the Web for hemorrhoidal
The operation by the clamp and cautery is a good method when the hemorrhoidal tumors are small.
In obstinate cases of prolapse Agnew48 recommends the use of a rectal obturator or the use of a hemorrhoidal truss.
Hemorrhoidal veins, or piles, are occasionally met with, generally in horses which run at pasture.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
In some few instances hemoptysis has preceded convalescence, as has also a bleeding from the hemorrhoidal veins.Observations on Madness and Melancholy
In some few instances hemoptysis has preceded convalescence, as has also a bleeding from, the hemorrhoidal veins.Observations on Insanity
- Of or relating to hemorrhoids.
- Relating to certain arteries and veins supplying the region of the rectum and anus.
- An itching or painful mass of dilated veins in swollen anal tissue.
- hemorrhoids The pathological condition in which such painful masses occur.piles
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