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hemorrhoid

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From Old French emorroides, from Latin haemorrhoidae[1], from Ancient Greek: αἷμα (haîma, blood) in combination with ῥέω (rhéō, flow); akin to hemorrhage.

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hemorrhoid (plural hemorrhoids)

  1. (often in the plural) An engorged, dilated and easily broken varicosity in the perianal area, often accompanied by intense itching and throbbing pain: piles.

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  1. ^ http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=hemorrhoids