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Chiron

wisest of the centaurs, from Latin Chiron, from Greek Kheiron, which is of unknown origin; Klein compares Greek kheirourgos "surgeon."

updated on February 18, 2013

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Definitions of Chiron from WordNet

Chiron (n.)
(Greek mythology) the learned centaur who tutored Achilles, Asclepius, Hercules, Jason, and other heroes;
Chiron (n.)
an asteroid discovered in 1977; it is unique in having an orbit lying mainly between the orbits of Saturn and Uranus;
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