a disorder of the nervous system characterized by irregular, jerking movements caused by involuntary muscular contractions; Saint Vitus' dance
Origin of choreaModern Latin from L, a dance in a ring from Classical Greek choreia, choral dance
Any of various disorders of the nervous system marked by involuntary, jerky movements, especially of the arms, legs, and face, and by incoordination.
Origin of choreaNew Latin chorēa (Sānctī Vitī) (Saint Vitus') dance from Latin chorēa from Greek khoreia choral dance from khoros ; see chorus.
(plural choreas or choreae or choreæ)
From Ancient Greek χορεία (khoreia).