chorea

noun
cho·​rea | \kə-ˈrē-ə \

Definition of chorea 

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

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Other Words from chorea

choreic \ -​ˈrē-​ik \ adjective

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Medical concerns facing the midwives will include everything from breech birth to cancer, Huntington's chorea, and cataracts. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Call the Midwife," 12 Mar. 2018 Six months later, doctors diagnosed Huntington’s chorea. Longreads, "How Does It Feel? An Alternative American History, Told With Folk Music," 26 Oct. 2017 He had been admitted with Huntington’s chorea after his family could no longer take care of him. Randall Fuller, WSJ, "Raging Against the Machine," 28 July 2017 San Diego’s Auspex Pharmaceuticals developed a drug to manage Huntington’s chorea, the uncontrollable movements associated with the disease. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Pope Francis to meet with Huntington's disease patients, including University of San Diego Latin American scholar," 8 May 2017

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First Known Use of chorea

1804, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chorea

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

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chorea

noun
cho·​rea | \kə-ˈrē-ə \

Medical Definition of chorea 

: 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

Other Words from chorea

choreatic \ ˌkōr-​ē-​ˈat-​ik, ˌkȯr-​ \ adjective
choreic \ kə-​ˈrē-​ik \ adjective

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