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 (kô-rē′ə, kō-, kə-)
Any of various disorders of the nervous system marked by involuntary, jerky movements, especially of the arms, legs, and face, and by incoordination.

[New Latin chorēa (Sānctī Vitī), (Saint Vitus') dance, from Latin chorēa, from Greek khoreia, choral dance, from khoros; see chorus.]

cho·re′ic (-ĭk) adj.
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The right arm and leg can be moved, but they are somewhat wasted, and are the seat of irregular choreic movements whenever an attempt is made to use the arm or to walk." (First published "case presentation" of a child with cerebral palsy, published by William Osler, MD, 1888).