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 History of this Word

"chiro" is from "kheir" (hand) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"chiro-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "hand" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

chiro- illustration Much of the day in the life of a chiropractor is spent seeing patients.
chiro- illustration He points out an example of square script survives in a chirograph of the Bishop of Worcester.