chiropractor

[kahy-ruh-prak-ter]
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noun

one whose occupation is the practice of chiropractic.

Nearby words

  1. chiropodalgia,
  2. chiropodist,
  3. chiropody,
  4. chiropractic,
  5. chiropractic medicine,
  6. chiropter,
  7. chiropteran,
  8. chirospasm,
  9. chirp,
  10. chirpy

Origin of chiropractor

1900–05; chiropract(ic) + -or2, as if a L noun with -tor

Can be confusedchiropodist chiropractor

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Word Origin and History for chiropractor

chiropractor

n.

1904, agent noun in Latin form from chiropractic (q.v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper