Saint Vitus' dance

noun
Saint Vi·tus' dance | \ -ˈvī-təs- , -ˈvī-tə-səz- \

Definition of Saint Vitus' dance 

: chorea

called also Saint Vitus's dance\same\

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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Saint Vitus' dance

noun
Saint Vi·tus' dance
variants: also Saint Vitus's dance \-ˌvīt-əs(-əz)- \

Medical Definition of Saint Vitus' dance 

: chorea especially : sydenham's chorea

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