[ hem-uh-roid, hem-roid ]
/ ˈhɛm əˌrɔɪd, ˈhɛm rɔɪd /
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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 ).
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Also called piles.
Origin of hemorrhoid
1350–1400; Middle English emoroides (plural) <Latin haemorrhoid(a) <Greek haimorroḯda (adj.) discharging blood
OTHER WORDS FROM hemorrhoidhem·or·rhoi·dal, adjective
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“I invented everything—amnesia, pain, hemorrhoids,” he told La Stampa.Proud to Be a Coal Miner Fraudster|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Excessive use, however, profoundly disturbs digestive function, and promotes constipation and hemorrhoids.All About Coffee|William H. Ukers
Pruritus vulvæ is at times due to irritating discharges, and pruritus ani occasionally to hemorrhoids and seat-worms.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin|Henry Weightman Stelwagon
The dried flowers, finely powdered and mixed with oil or lard make a useful ointment for acute hemorrhoids.
It is, therefore, an emmenagogue and its prolonged use causes hemorrhoids, especially in man.
A learned man, who wished us well, once said that we were beneficial in cases of hemorrhoids, kidney diseases and rheumatism.Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921|Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury