from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various disorders of the nervous system marked by involuntary, jerky movements, especially of the arms, legs, and face, and by incoordination.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An Ancient Greek circular dance accompanied by a chorus.
- n. Any of the various diseases of the nervous system characterized by involuntary muscular movements of the face and extremities; St. Vitus's dance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. St. Vitus's dance; a disease attended with convulsive twitchings and other involuntary movements of the muscles or limbs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A nervous disease, usually occurring before puberty, marked by irregular and involuntary motions of one or more limbs and of the face and trunk, which, however, cease in sleep. Its morbid anatomy is undetermined. Also called St. Vitus's dance.—
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] In entomology, a genus of coleopterous insects.
- n. Same as paralysis agitans.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several degenerative nervous disorders characterized by spasmodic movements of the body and limbs
- n. chorea in dogs
New Latin chorēa (Sānctī Vitī), (Saint Vitus') dance, from Latin chorēa, from Greek khoreia, choral dance, from khoros; see chorus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek χορεία. (Wiktionary)