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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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Two years later, in June 1999, the decedent again presented to Montefiore complaining of hemorrhoids and rectal bleeding for three days, and this time a 2 1/2-centimeter thrombosed hemorrhoid was found and evacuated under anesthesia.
A palpable, tender 5 cm mass was detected on digital rectal examination (DRE), thought to be a thrombosed hemorrhoid, and excised transanally in January 1996.
Two years later, in June 2000, the patient again presented to the Center complaining of hemorrhoids and rectal bleeding for three days, and this time a 2 1/2-centimeter thrombosed hemorrhoid was found and evacuated under anesthesia.