Piles (?), n. pl. [L. pila a ball. Cf. Pill a medicine.] Med.

The small, troublesome tumors or swellings about the anus and lower part of the rectum which are technically called hemorrhoids. See Hemorrhoids. [The singular pile is sometimes used.]

Blind piles, hemorrhoids which do not bleed.


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