saint vituss dance

World English Dictionary
Saint Vitus's dance (ˈvaɪtəsɪz)
pathol a nontechnical name for Sydenham's chorea
[C17: so called because sufferers traditionally prayed to Saint Vitus (3rd-century child martyr) for relief and were said to be cured by a visit to his shrine]

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