Definition of chorea noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

chorea

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BrE BrE//kəˈriə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈriə//
 
[uncountable](medical)
 
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a condition in which parts of the body make quick sudden movements that cannot be controlled Word Origin late 17th cent.: via Latin from Greek khoreia ‘dancing in unison’, from khoros ‘chorus’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chorea

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