Colon-Cancer and Hemorrhoid

Colon-Cancer

Colorectal cancer, commonly known as colon cancer or bowel cancer, is a cancer from uncontrolled cell growth in the colon or rectum (parts of the large intestine), or in the appendix.

colon cancer n : a malignant tumor of the colon; early symptom is bloody stools

Hemorrhoid

Hemorrhoids (US English) or haemorrhoids (), are vascular structures in the anal canal which help with stool control.

hemorrhoid n : pain caused by venous swelling at or inside the anal sphincter [syn: {haemorrhoid}, {piles}]

Hemorrhoids \Hem"or*rhoids\, n. pl. [L. haemorrhoidae, pl., Gr. ?, sing., ? (sc. ?), pl., veins liable to discharge blood, hemorrhoids, fr. ? flowing with blood; a"i^ma blood + ? to flow: cf. F. h['e]morro["i]des, h['e]morrho["i]des. See {Rheum}.] (Med.) Livid and painful swellings formed by the dilation of the blood vessels around the margin of, or within, the anus, from which blood or mucus is occasionally discharged; piles; emerods. Usage: [The sing. {hemorrhoid} is rarely used.] [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

  • colon-cancer: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • hemorrhoid: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • hemorrhoid: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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