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chiropractor

[kahy-ruh-prak-ter] /ˈkaɪ rəˌpræk tər/
noun
1.
one whose occupation is the practice of chiropractic.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; chiropract(ic) + -or2, as if a L noun with -tor
Can be confused
chiropodist, chiropractor.
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Examples from the web for chiropractor
  • One in three people with low back pain seeks treatment from a chiropractor.
  • Because my chiropractor said it was good for my back.
  • The writer is a pediatric chiropractor who works with autistic children.
  • Five textbooks are popping the seams on students' backpacks and sending them to the chiropractor.
  • When you get seriously ill go to a chiropractor or a naturopathic witch doctor and ask for a solution.
  • Also pencils, including a painfully bent pencil that is an ad for a chiropractor.
  • She began going to a chiropractor for weekly treatments, but eventually she decided to have an operation.
  • The next stop was a chiropractor, who worked on both hip and back with no improvement.
  • He and her chiropractor are the only people she trusts on medical issues.
  • Recipients can carry hundreds of books without needing a follow-up visit to a chiropractor.
Word Origin and History for chiropractor
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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