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Cheiron

[kahy-ron] /ˈkaɪ rɒn/
noun, Classical Mythology
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British Dictionary definitions for Cheiron

Cheiron

/ˈkaɪrɒn; -rən/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Chiron

Chiron

/ˈkaɪrɒn; -rən/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) a wise and kind centaur who taught many great heroes in their youth, including Achilles, Actaeon, and Jason
2.
a minor planet, discovered by Charles Kowal in 1977, revolving round the sun between the orbits of Saturn and Uranus
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