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chorea

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noun cho·rea \kə-ˈrē-ə\

Definition of chorea

  1. :  any of various nervous disorders (as of humans or dogs) marked by spasmodic movements of limbs and facial muscles and by incoordination — compare Huntington's disease

choreic

play \-ˈrē-ik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of chorea

New Latin, from Latin, dance, from Greek choreia, from choros chorus


First Known Use: 1804


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chorea

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noun cho·rea \kə-ˈrē-ə\

Medical Definition of chorea

  1. :  a movement disorder marked by involuntary spasmodic movements especially of the limbs and facial muscles and typically symptomatic of neurological dysfunction (as that associated with a neurodegenerative disease or metabolic disturbance)—see huntington's disease, sydenham's chorea

choreatic

\ˌkōr-ē-ˈat-ik, ˌkȯr-\play adjective

choreic

\kə-ˈrē-ik\play adjective



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