noun, plural chiros.
the ladyfish, Elops saurus.

origin uncertain Unabridged


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

combining form of Greek cheír hand Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
chiro (ˈkaɪrəʊ)
n , pl chiros
informal a chiropractor

chiro- or cheiro-
combining form
indicating the hand; of or by means of the hand: chiromancy
[via Latin from Greek kheir hand]
cheiro- or cheiro-
combining form
[via Latin from Greek kheir hand]

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Word Origin & History

with L. spelling, from Gk. kheiro-, comb. form of kheir (gen. kheiros) "hand."
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Medical Dictionary

chiro- pref.
Variant of cheiro-.

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Example sentences
You'll want to get that done after you have your chiro adjust it.
Research says chiro manipulation is the best for back pain.
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