hemorrhoid definition

  • noun:
    • An itching or painful mass of dilated veins in swelled up anal structure.
    • The pathological symptom in which these types of painful masses take place. Also known as piles.
    • An engorged, dilated and easily damaged varicosity within the perianal location, usually associated with intense itching and throbbing pain: piles.
    • A tumor into the anal region, either in the anal area (internal hemorrhoid) or without (additional hemorrhoid), formed of dilated blood-vessels with increased or less hyperplastic growth of connective structure. See piles.
    • In anc. zoöl. (Pliny), a venomous serpent the bite that was said to make circulation from all areas of the body.
    • pain due to venous inflammation at or inside the sphincter

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