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Piles

piles
(Science: medicine) The small, troublesome tumours or swellings about the anus and lower part of the rectum which are technically called haemorrhoids.
Origin: The singular pile is sometimes used. Blind piles, haemorrhoids which do not bleed.
Origin: L. Pila a ball. Cf. Pill a medicine.


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