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choreoid

cho·re·a
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Transcription

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

Definitions of choreoid word

  • noun choreoid any of several diseases of the nervous system characterized by jerky, involuntary movements, chiefly of the face and extremities. 1
  • noun choreoid Also called St. Vitus's dance. such a disease occurring chiefly in children and associated with rheumatic fever. 1
  • noun choreoid 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

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Origin of choreoid

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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Parts of speech for Choreoid

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

choreoid 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.

choreoid usage trend in Literature

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