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

 

piles

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noun
BrE BrE//paɪlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//paɪlz//
 
[plural]
 
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painful swollen veins at or near the anus synonym haemorrhoids Word Origin late Middle English: probably from Latin pila ‘ball’ (because of the globular form of external haemorrhoids).

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