[ cheer-oh ]
/ ˈtʃɪər oʊ /

noun, plural chi·ros.

the ladyfish, Elops saurus.

Origin of chiro

origin uncertain

Definition for chiro (2 of 2)


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

Origin of chiro-

combining form of Greek cheír hand Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for chiro (1 of 2)

/ (ˈkaɪrəʊ) /

noun plural chiros

informal a chiropractor

British Dictionary definitions for chiro (2 of 2)



combining form

indicating the hand; of or by means of the handchiromancy

Word Origin for chiro-

via Latin from Greek kheir hand
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Medical definitions for chiro



Variant ofcheiro-
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