- 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
Examples from the Web for hemorrhoids
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Foureau made complaints that the pills of aloes gave him hemorrhoids.
He had just had a visit from Foureau, who was exasperated about his hemorrhoids.
One of these growths sometimes unpleasantly complicates a case of hemorrhoids.
The bowel should be searched for polypi or hemorrhoids, and the prolapse may be cured by the removal of the irritating cause.
Usually no serious symptoms are to be expected after operations for hemorrhoids, but to this general rule there are exceptions.
Word Origin and History for hemorrhoids
plural of hemorrhoid; late 14c., emeroudis, from Old French emorroides (13c.), from Latin hæmorrhoidae, from Greek haimorrhoides (phlebes) "(veins) liable to discharge blood," plural of haimorrhois, from haima "blood" (see -emia) + rhoos "a stream, a flowing," from rhein "to flow" (see rheum). Related: Hemmorhoidal.
- An itching or painful mass of dilated veins in swollen anal tissue.
- hemorrhoids The pathological condition in which such painful masses occur.piles