Hemorrhoid meaning

hĕm'ə-roid'
The pathological condition in which such painful masses occur.
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The pathological condition in which such painful masses occur.
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(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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Origin of hemorrhoid

  • 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 sreu- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French emorroides, from Latin haemorrhoidae, from Ancient Greek: αἷμα (haima, “blood”) in combination with ῥέω (rheō, “flow”); akin to hemorrhage.
    From Wiktionary