hemorrhoids
Piles Piles, n. pl. [L. pila a ball. Cf. {Pill} a medicine.] (Med.) The small, troublesome tumors or swellings about the anus and lower part of the rectum which are technically called {hemorrhoids}. See {Hemorrhoids}.

Note: [The singular {pile} is sometimes used.] [1913 Webster]

{Blind piles}, hemorrhoids which do not bleed. [1913 Webster]


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  • Hemorrhoids — Hem or*rhoids, n. pl. [L. haemorrhoidae, pl., Gr. ?, sing., ? (sc. ?), pl., veins liable to discharge blood, hemorrhoids, fr. ? flowing with blood; a i^ma blood + ? to flow: cf. F. h[ e]morro[ i]des, h[ e]morrho[ i]des. See {Rheum}.] (Med.) Livid …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hemorrhoids — (n.) plural of hemorrhoid; late 14c., emeroudis, from O.Fr. emorroides (13c.), from L. hæmorrhoidae, from Gk. haimorrhoides (phlebes) (veins) liable to discharge blood, pl. of haimorrhois, from haima blood (see EMIA (Cf. emia)) + rhoos a stream,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • hemorrhoids — UK [ˈheməˌrɔɪdz] US the American spelling of haemorrhoids Thesaurus: specific medical conditionshyponym general words for illnesses, diseases and medical conditionssynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • hemorrhoids — A varicose condition of the external hemorrhoidal veins causing painful swellings at the anus. SYN: piles. [G. haimorrhois, pl. haimorrhoides, veins likely to bleed, fr. haima, blood, + rhoia, a flow] cutaneous h. hyperplasia of the conne …   Medical dictionary

  • Hemorrhoids — Varicose veins of the lower rectum and anus. Treated with Acacia, Acnistus, Albizia, Aloe, Avicennia, Caesalpinia, Capsicum, Carica, Cassia, Centella, Chenopodium, Cissus, Coccoloba, Cocos, Crescentia, Dendropogon, Guazuma, Heliotropium, Hibiscus …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • hemorrhoids — hem|or|rhoids [ˈhemərɔıdz] n [plural] the American spelling of ↑haemorrhoids …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hemorrhoids — hem|or|rhoids [ hemə,rɔıdz ] noun plural painful swollen areas around your ANUS (=the hole where solid waste comes out of your body) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hemorrhoids —  Note rr …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • hemorrhoids —    Note rr …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • hemorrhoids — n. swollen blood vessels near the anusn. abnormally enlarged vein in or near the anus …   English contemporary dictionary

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