Definition of Huntington's chorea in English:

Share this entry

Huntington's chorea

Pronunciation: /ˌhən(t)iNGtənz kəˈrēə/


A hereditary disease marked by degeneration of the brain cells and causing chorea and progressive dementia.
Example sentences
  • The progressive nature of Huntington's disease will eventually force patients to retire from employment.
  • Chorea is the most noticeable feature of Huntington's disease.
  • There is no cure for Huntington's disease and its progress cannot be reversed or slowed down.


Late 19th century: named after George Huntington (1851–1916), the US neurologist who first described it.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Hun·ting·ton's cho·re·a

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.