chei·rol·o·gy or chi·rol·o·gy kī-'räl-ə-jē n, pl -gies the study of the hand

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  • chir- — combining form or chiro also cheir or cheiro Etymology: Latin chir , chiro , from Greek cheir , cheiro , from cheir; akin to Albanian dore hand, Hittite kesar, Tochar …   Useful english dictionary

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