haemorrhoids

US hemorrhoids

/ (ˈhɛməˌrɔɪdz) /


pl n
  1. pathol swollen and twisted veins in the region of the anus and lower rectum, often painful and bleeding: Nontechnical name: piles

Origin of haemorrhoids

1
C14: from Latin haemorrhoidae (plural), from Greek, from haimorrhoos discharging blood, from haimo- haemo- + rhein to flow

Derived forms of haemorrhoids

  • haemorrhoidal or US hemorrhoidal, adjective

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