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chorea

play
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

cho·re·ic play \-ˈrē-ik\ adjective


Origin of chorea

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


First Known Use: 1804


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chorea

play
noun cho·rea \kə-ˈrē-ə\

Medical Definition of chorea

  1. :  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

  2. cho·re·at·ic \ˌkōr-ē-ˈat-ik, ˌkȯr-\play adjective
    cho·re·ic \kə-ˈrē-ik\play adjective




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