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Also cheiro‑.

A hand.

Greek kheir, hand.

Two common examples are chiropody (Greek pous, foot), treatment of the feet, and chiropractor (Greek praktikos, practical), a therapist who manipulates the joints using the hands. Cheiro‑ is an alternative spelling mainly restricted to natural history, as in Cheirotherium (Greek thērion, animal), an extinct animal whose footprints resemble a human hand.

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