chiropractor

[ kahy-ruh-prak-ter ]
/ ˈkaɪ rəˌpræk tər /
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noun

one whose occupation is the practice of chiropractic.

Origin of chiropractor

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


n.

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

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