chloride shift n.
The movement of chloride ions from the plasma into red blood cells as a result of the transfer of carbon dioxide from tissues to the plasma, a process that serves to maintain blood pH.
[kahy-ruh-man-see] /ˈkaɪ rəˌmæn si/ noun 1. . /ˈkaɪrəˌmænsɪ/ noun 1. another word for palmistry noun See cheiromancy n. “divination by the hand, palmistry,” 1520s, from French chiromancie (14c.), from Medieval Latin chiromantia, from Late Greek kheiromanteia, from kheiro-, comb. form of kheir “hand” (see chiro-) + -mantia (see -mancy). Related: Chiromancer; chiromantic.
noun See cheirology
chirokinesthesia chi·ro·kin·es·the·sia (kī’rō-kĭn’ĭs-thē’zhə, -kī’nĭs-) n. Variant of cheirokinesthesia.
[kahy-rog-ruh-fee] /kaɪˈrɒg rə fi/ noun 1. handwriting; penmanship. /kaɪˈrɒɡrəfɪ/ noun 1. another name for calligraphy n. “handwriting,” 1650s, from chiro- + -graphy. Chirograph “formal written legal document” is attested from late 13c. in Anglo-French, from Latin chirographum, from Greek kheirographia “written testimony.”