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
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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