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chimera

noun chi·me·ra

Medical Definition of chimera

  1. :  an individual, organ, or part containing tissue with two or more genetically distinct populations of cells



Biographical Note for chimera

Chimera,, Greek mythological character. The Chimera was a fire-breathing she-monster made up of the front parts of a lion, the middle parts of a goat, and the tail of a snake.

Variants of chimera

or chiefly British chimaera \kī-ˈmir-ə, kə-\play


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