chimera


chi·me·ra

noun

Definition of CHIMERA

: an individual, organ, or part consisting of tissues of diverse genetic constitution

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

chi·me·ra or chi·mae·ra \kī-ˈmir-ə, kə-\

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