hemorrhoid
noun Etymology: Middle English emeroides, plural, from Anglo-French emorroides, from Latin haemorrhoidae, from Greek haimorrhoides, from haimorrhoos flowing with blood, from haimo- hem- + rhein to flow — more at stream Date: 14th century a mass of dilated veins in swollen tissue at the margin of the anus or nearby within the rectum — usually used in plural; called also piles

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  • hemorrhoid — [hem′ər oid΄, hem′roid΄] n. [altered (after L or Gr) < ME emoroid(es) < L haemorrhoidae < Gr haimorrhoïdes (phlebes), (veins) discharging blood < haima, blood haimorrhoos, flowing with blood < (see HEMO ) + rheein, to flow, STREAM] …   English World dictionary

  • Hemorrhoid — Hemorrhoids (AmE), haemorrhoids (BrE), emerods, or piles are varicosities or swelling and inflammation of veins in the rectum and indoor anus. The anatomical term hemorrhoids technically refers to Cushions of tissue filled with blood vessels at… …   Wikipedia

  • hemorrhoid — hemorrhoidal, adj. /hem euh royd , hem royd/, n. Usually, hemorrhoids. Pathol. 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… …   Universalium

  • hemorrhoid — 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}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hemorrhoid — …   Википедия

  • hemorrhoid — noun An , and easily broken in the area, often accompanied by intense itching and throbbing pain …   Wiktionary

  • hemorrhoid — Denoting one of the tumors or varices constituting hemorrhoids. * * * hem·or·rhoid or chiefly Brit haem·or·rhoid hem (ə ).rȯid n a mass of dilated veins in swollen tissue at the margin of the anus or nearby within the rectum usu. used in pl.… …   Medical dictionary

  • hemorrhoid — [[t]he̱mərɔɪd[/t]] see haemorrhoid …   English dictionary

  • hemorrhoid — n. abnormally enlarged vein in or near the anus …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hemorrhoid — hem·or·rhoid …   English syllables

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