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chiro

[cheer-oh]
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noun, plural chi·ros.
  1. the ladyfish, Elops saurus.

Origin of chiro

origin uncertain

chiro-

  1. a combining form meaning “hand,” used in the formation of compound words: chiromancy.
Also cheiro-.

Origin of chiro-

combining form of Greek cheír hand
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British Dictionary definitions for chiro

chiro

noun plural chiros
  1. informal a chiropractor

chiro-

cheiro-

combining form
  1. indicating the hand; of or by means of the handchiromancy

Word Origin

via Latin from Greek kheir hand
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Word Origin and History for chiro

chiro-

before verbs chir-, word-forming element meaning "hand," from Latinized form of Greek kheiro-, comb. form of kheir (genitive kheiros) "the hand," from PIE *ghes- "hand" (cf. Hittite keshshar, Armenian jern "hand").

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chiro in Medicine

chiro-

pref.
  1. Variant ofcheiro-