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chiropractic

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noun chi·ro·prac·tic \ˈkī-rə-ˌprak-tik, ˌkī-rə-ˈ\

Simple Definition of chiropractic

  • : a method of treating people who are sick or in pain by pushing and moving bones in the spine and joints

Full Definition of chiropractic

  1. :  a system of therapy which holds that disease results from a lack of normal nerve function and which employs manipulation and specific adjustment of body structures (as the spinal column) <holds a current license to practice chiropractic in this state>

chiropractic adjective
chi·ro·prac·tor play \-tər\ noun

Origin of chiropractic

chir- + Greek praktikos practical, operative — more at practical


First Known Use: 1898


Medical Dictionary

chiropractic

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noun chi·ro·prac·tic \ˈkī-rə-ˌprak-tik\

Medical Definition of chiropractic

  1. :  a system of therapy which holds that disease results from a lack of normal nerve function and which employs manipulation and specific adjustment of body structures (as the spinal column)

  2. chiropractic adjective
    chi·ro·prac·tor \-tər\play noun





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