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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kuh-ree-uh, kaw-, koh-]
    • /kəˈri ə, kɔ-, koʊ-/
    • /kɒrˈɪə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kuh-ree-uh, kaw-, koh-]
    • /kəˈri ə, kɔ-, koʊ-/

Definitions of chorea word

  • noun chorea a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by uncontrollable irregular brief jerky movements 3
  • noun chorea a disorder of the nervous system characterized by irregular, jerking movements caused by involuntary muscular contractions; Saint Vitus' dance 3
  • noun chorea any of several diseases of the nervous system characterized by jerky, involuntary movements, chiefly of the face and extremities. 1
  • noun chorea Also called St. Vitus's dance. such a disease occurring chiefly in children and associated with rheumatic fever. 1
  • noun chorea 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. 1
  • noun chorea A neurological disorder characterized by jerky involuntary movements affecting especially the shoulders, hips, and face. 1

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Origin of chorea

First appearance:

before 1680
One of the 48% oldest English words
1680-90; < Greek choreía a dance, equivalent to chor(ós) chorus + -eia -y3

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chorea popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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