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chorea

noun cho·rea \kə-ˈrē-ə\

Definition of CHOREA

:  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
cho·re·ic \-ˈrē-ik\ adjective

Origin of CHOREA

New Latin, from Latin, dance, from Greek choreia, from choros chorus
First Known Use: 1804

chorea

noun cho·rea \kə-ˈrē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CHOREA

:  any of various nervous disorders of infectious or organic origin marked by spasmodic movements of the limbs and facial muscles and by incoordination—called also Saint Vitus' dance; see huntington's disease, sydenham's chorea
cho·re·at·ic \ˌkōr-ē-ˈat-ik, ˌkr-\ adjective
cho·re·ic \kə-ˈrē-ik\ adjective

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