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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One of the seven centers of spiritual energy in the human body according to yoga philosophy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of the seven centres of spiritual energy in the human body, according to Ayurveda philosophy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A circle; a discus or mystic circle placed in the hands of pictured Hindu gods. Also chackra.

Etymologies

Sanskrit cakram, wheel, circle; see kwel-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Sanskrit चक्र (cakra) (Wiktionary)

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