hemorrhoid

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hem·or·rhoid

 (hĕm′ə-roid′)
n.
1. An itching or painful mass of dilated veins in swollen anal tissue.
2. hemorrhoids The pathological condition in which such painful masses occur. Also called piles.

[From Middle English emoroides, hemorrhoids, from Old French emoroides, from Latin haemorrhoidae, from Greek haimorrhoïdes, pl. of haimorrhoïs, from haimorrhoos, flowing with blood : haimo-, hemo- + rhein, to flow; see sreu- in Indo-European roots.]

hemorrhoid

(ˈhɛmərɔɪd)
n
a US variant of haemorrhoid

hem•or•rhoid

(ˈhɛm əˌrɔɪd, ˈhɛm rɔɪd)

n.
Usu., hemorrhoids. a varicose vein in the region of the anal sphincter, sometimes painful and bleeding. Also called pile.
[1350–1400; Middle English emoroides (pl.) < Latin haemorr(h)oides < Greek haimorroḯdes (phlébes) (veins) discharging blood = haimo- hemo- + -rhois (s. -id-), adj. derivative of rheîn to flow; compare diarrhea]
hem`or•rhoi′dal, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hemorrhoid - pain caused by venous swelling at or inside the anal sphincterhemorrhoid - pain caused by venous swelling at or inside the anal sphincter
hurting, pain - a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; "the patient developed severe pain and distension"
Translations

hem·or·rhoid

n. hemorroide, pop. almorrana, masa de venas dilatadas en la pared rectal;
external ______ -s externas, fuera del esfínter anal;
internal ______ interna;
prolapsed ______ de prolapso, protrusión de almorranas internas por el ano.

hemorrhoid

n hemorroide f, almorrana
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