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haemorrhoids

US hemorrhoids

/ (ˈhɛməˌrɔɪdz) /

pl n

pathol swollen and twisted veins in the region of the anus and lower rectum, often painful and bleedingNontechnical name: piles

Nearby words

haemopoiesis, haemoptysis, haemorrhage, haemorrhagic fever, haemorrhoidectomy, haemorrhoids, haemostasis, haemostat, haemostatic, haere ra, haeredes
Derived Formshaemorrhoidal or US hemorrhoidal, adjective

Word Origin for haemorrhoids

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