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hemorrhoid


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  and  painful  swellings  formed  by  the  dilation  of  the 
  blood  vessels  around  the  margin  of  or  within,  the  anus,  from 
  which  blood  or  mucus  is  occasionally  discharged;  piles; 
  emerods. 
 
  Usage:  [The  sing.  {hemorrhoid}  is  rarely  used.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hemorrhoid 
  n  :  pain  caused  by  venous  swelling  at  or  inside  the  anal 
  sphincter  [syn:  {pile}] 




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