[ hem-uh-roid, hem-roid ]

  1. 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

1350–1400; Middle English emoroides (plural) <Latin haemorrhoid(a) <Greek haimorroḯda (adj.) discharging blood

Other words from hemorrhoid

  • hem·or·rhoi·dal, adjective

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