Term: hemorrhoid (pl hemorrhoids)
Literally meaning: blood flow
Origin: Anc Greek
ροή/roe(=stream, flowing) >verb ρέω/reo(=flow)
by Hippocrates(460 BC – ca. 370 BC) in order to describe the blood flow around the anus
Hemorrhoids or piles are painful mass of dilated veins in the anus or lower rectum because of a persistent increase in venous pressure as in chronic constipation.