chiropractic

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

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

chiropractor

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Origin and Etymology of chiropractic

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


First Known Use: 1898


CHIROPRACTIC Defined for English Language Learners

chiropractic

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

Definition of chiropractic for English Language Learners

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


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)

chiropractic

adjective

chiropractor

\-tər\play noun


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