Definition of Huntington's disease in English:

Huntington's disease

Line breaks: Hun¦ting|ton's dis|ease
Pronunciation: /ˈhʌntɪŋt(ə)nz


[mass noun]
  • A hereditary disease marked by degeneration of the brain cells and causing chorea and progressive dementia.
    More 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 American neurologist who first described it.

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