Definition of piles in English:

piles

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Pronunciation: /pʌɪlz
 
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noun

Haemorrhoids.
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  • Stomach ulcers, piles, ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the colon) and bowel cancer may cause bleeding in the gut and result in anaemia.
  • Haemorrhoids, also known as piles are rather like varicose veins in the canal of the anus.
  • Unfortunately confusion still exists among lay people and doctors, who misuse the terms haemorrhoids and piles to cover a variety of complaints.

Origin

late Middle English: probably from Latin pila 'ball' (because of the globular form of external haemorrhoids).

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