[ kuh-ree-uh, kaw-, koh- ]
/ kəˈri ə, kɔ-, koʊ- /
any of several diseases of the nervous system characterized by jerky, involuntary movements, chiefly of the face and extremities.
Also called St. Vitus's dance. such a disease occurring chiefly in children and associated with rheumatic fever.
Veterinary Pathology. a disease of the central nervous system caused by bacterial or organic degeneration, most common in dogs following canine distemper, characterized by irregular, jerky, involuntary muscular movements.
Words nearby chorea
OTHER WORDS FROM choreacho·re·al, cho·re·ic, cho·re·at·ic [kawr-ee-at-ik, kohr-] /ˌkɔr iˈæt ɪk, ˌkoʊr-/, adjectivecho·re·oid [kawr-ee-oid, kohr-] /ˈkɔr iˌɔɪd, ˈkoʊr-/, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH choreachorea Korea
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British Dictionary definitions for choreoid
/ (kɒˈrɪə) /
Derived forms of choreachoreal or choreic, adjective
Word Origin for chorea
C19: from New Latin, from Latin: dance, from Greek khoreia, from khoros dance; see chorus
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Medicine definitions for choreoid (1 of 2)
[ kôr′ē-oid′ ]
Medicine definitions for choreoid (2 of 2)
[ kô-rē′ə, kə- ]
Irregular, spasmodic, involuntary movements of the limbs or facial muscles.
Other words from choreacho•re′al null adj.
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