Saint Vitus' dance

noun
Saint Vi·​tus' dance | \ -ˈvī-təs- How to pronounce Saint Vitus' dance (audio) , -ˈvī-tə-səz- \
variants: or Saint Vitus's dance or St. Vitus' dance or St. Vitus's dance

Definition of Saint Vitus' dance

: chorea especially sydenham's chorea

First Known Use of Saint Vitus' dance

1621, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Saint Vitus' dance

St. Vitus, 3rd century Christian child martyr

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The first known use of Saint Vitus' dance was in 1621

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“Saint Vitus' dance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Saint%20Vitus%27%20dance. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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Saint Vitus' dance

noun
Saint Vi·​tus' dance
variants: also Saint Vitus's dance \ -​ˌvīt-​əs(-​əz)-​ How to pronounce Saint Vitus' dance (audio) \

Medical Definition of Saint Vitus' dance

: chorea especially : sydenham's chorea

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