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a combining form meaning “hand,” used in the formation of compound words:
Also, cheiro-.
Origin of chiro-
combining form of Greek cheír hand Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for chiro-


combining form
indicating the hand; of or by means of the hand: chiromancy
Word Origin
via Latin from Greek kheir hand
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Word Origin and History for 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.
Variant of cheiro-.

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