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Meaning of hemorrhoid

hem•or•rhoid

Pronunciation: (hem'u-roid", hem'roid), [key]
— n.
  1. Usually,an abnormally enlarged vein mainly due to a persistent increase in venous pressure, occurring inside the anal sphincter of the rectum and beneath the mucous membraneor outside the anal sphincter and beneath the surface of the anal skinAlso called
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