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Definitions for chorea
kəˈri ə, kɔ-, koʊ-chorea

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. canine chorea, chorea(noun)

    chorea in dogs

  2. chorea(noun)

    any of several degenerative nervous disorders characterized by spasmodic movements of the body and limbs


  1. chorea(Noun)

    An Ancient Greek circular dance accompanied by a chorus.

  2. chorea(Noun)

    Any of various diseases of the nervous system characterized by involuntary muscular movements of the face and extremities; St. Vitus's dance.

  3. Origin: From χορεία.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chorea(noun)

    st. Vitus's dance; a disease attended with convulsive twitchings and other involuntary movements of the muscles or limbs

  2. Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. dance.]


  1. Chorea

    Chorea is an abnormal involuntary movement disorder, one of a group of neurological disorders called dyskinesias. The term chorea is derived from the Greek word χορεία, as the quick movements of the feet or hands are compared to dancing. The term hemichorea refers to chorea of one side of the body, such as chorea of one arm but not both.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chorea

    ko-rē′a, n. St Vitus's dance, a nervous disease causing irregular and involuntary movements of the limbs or face. [L.,—Gr. choreia, a dancing.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Chorea

    Involuntary, forcible, rapid, jerky movements that may be subtle or become confluent, markedly altering normal patterns of movement. Hypotonia and pendular reflexes are often associated. Conditions which feature recurrent or persistent episodes of chorea as a primary manifestation of disease are referred to as CHOREATIC DISORDERS. Chorea is also a frequent manifestation of BASAL GANGLIA DISEASES.

Anagrams for chorea »

  1. Horace, ochrea, orache

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  1. Alex
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  1. chorea


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chorea in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chorea in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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