sentinel pile


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pile

 [pīl]
2. in nucleonics, a chain-reacting fission device for producing slow neutrons and radioisotopes.
sentinel pile a hemorrhoid-like thickening of the mucous membrane at the lower end of an anal fissure.

sen·ti·nel pile

a circumscribed thickening of the mucous membrane at the lower end of a fissure of the anus.

sentinel pile

The swelling at the lower end of a chronic anal fissure, palpable as an anal mass, which may be the first or most prominent manifestation of a fissure, hence, a 'sentinel'

sen·ti·nel pile

(sen'ti-nĕl pīl)
A circumscribed thickening of the mucous membrane at the lower end of a fissure of the anus.