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



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 Originlate 17th cent.: via Latin from Greek khoreia ‘dancing in unison’, from khoros ‘chorus’.
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