Definition of chorea in English:

chorea

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] A neurological disorder characterized by jerky involuntary movements affecting especially the shoulders, hips, and face.

    • ‘The other well-known consequences of rheumatic fever are cardiac valve lesions and a movement disorder called chorea.’
    • ‘Other causes of apparent clumsiness include visual impairment, orthopedic disorders, mild cerebral palsy, hereditary ataxia, and congenital chorea.’
    • ‘Signs of the illness include involuntary movements called chorea, as well as motor and cognitive difficulties.’
    • ‘The hallmarks of rheumatic fever include arthritis, carditis, cutaneous disease, chorea, and subsequent acquired valvular disease.’
    • ‘Mothers may also have livedo reticularis, arterial or venous thrombosis, or neurologic conditions such as migraine, epilepsy, chorea, or transient ischemic attacks.’

Origin

Late 17th century: via Latin from Greek khoreia dancing in unison, from khoros chorus.

Pronunciation:

chorea

/kɒˈrɪə/