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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Hemorroide

Hemorrhoid (HEH-muh-ROYD)
An enlarged or swollen blood vessel, usually located near the anus or the rectum.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.