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haemorrhoids

US hemorrhoids

pl n
  1. pathol swollen and twisted veins in the region of the anus and lower rectum, often painful and bleedingNontechnical name: piles
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Derived Formshaemorrhoidal or US hemorrhoidal, adjective

Word Origin

C14: from Latin haemorrhoidae (plural), from Greek, from haimorrhoos discharging blood, from haimo- haemo- + rhein to flow
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Examples from the Web for haemorrhoids

Historical Examples

  • For instance, a cough, palpitations of the heart, haemorrhoids.

    Letters of Anton Chekhov

    Anton Chekhov

  • Ever since my imprisonment under The Leads, I had been subject to haemorrhoids, which came on three or four times a year.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • In a flux of haemorrhoids, wear off the pain, and let her drink hot wine with a toasted nutmeg.

  • The short variety is more suitable for external operations, as for haemorrhoids; the long variety for manipulations in the throat.

  • The juice of its leaves mixed with hog's lard is a specific against the haemorrhoids.

    The History of Louisiana

    Le Page Du Pratz