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Definition of Sydenham's chorea noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


Sydenham's chorea

NAmE//ˌsɪdn̩əmz kəˈriə//
[uncountable] (medical)
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a disease that mostly affects children, that causes the body to make small sudden movements and often follows rheumatic fever
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