(pathol) swollen and twisted veins in the region of the anus and lower rectum, often painful and bleeding Nontechnical name piles
or Emerods, bleeding piles known to the ancient Romans as mariscae, but more probably malignant boils of an infectious and fatal character. With this loathsome and infectious disease the men of Ashdod were smitten by the hand of the Lord. This calamity they attributed to the presence of the ark in their midst, and therefore they removed it to Gath (1 Sam. 5:6-8). But the same consequences followed from its presence in Gath, and therefore they had it removed to Ekron, 11 miles distant. The Ekronites were afflicted with the same dreadful malady, but more severely; and a panic seizing the people, they demanded that the ark should be sent back to the land of Israel (9-12; 6:1-9).
/ˌhiːməʊˈsteɪsɪs; ˌhɛm-/ noun 1. the stopping of bleeding or arrest of blood circulation in an organ or part, as during a surgical operation 2. stagnation of the blood
/ˈhiːməʊˌstæt; ˈhɛm-/ noun 1. a surgical instrument that stops bleeding by compression of a blood vessel 2. a chemical agent that retards or stops bleeding
/ˌhiːməʊˈstætɪk; ˌhɛm-/ adjective 1. retarding or stopping the flow of blood within the blood vessels 2. retarding or stopping bleeding noun 3. a drug or agent that retards or stops bleeding
/ˈhaɪrəˌmaɪ/ interjection 1. a Māori expression of welcome noun 2. the act of saying “haeremai”