Definition of haemorrhoids noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

haemorrhoids

 noun
(British English)(North American English hemorrhoids)noun
BrE BrE//ˈhemərɔɪdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhemərɔɪdz//
 
[plural](medical)
 
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painful swollen veins at or near the anus synonym piles Word Origin late Middle English: via Old French and Latin from Greek haimorrhoides (phlebes) ‘bleeding (veins)’, from haima ‘blood’ + an element related to rhein ‘to flow’.