chimeric

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adjective chi·me·ric \kī-ˈmir-ik, kə-, -ˈmer-, -ˈme-rik\

Definition of chimeric

  1. :  relating to, derived from, or being a genetic chimera or its genetic material <a chimeric cat>

1963

First Known Use of chimeric

1963


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chimeric

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adjective chi·me·ric \kī-ˈmir-ik, kə-, -ˈmer-\

Medical Definition of chimeric

  1. 1:  relating to, derived from, or being a genetic chimera :  containing tissue with two or more genetically distinct populations of cells <chimeric mice>

  2. 2:  composed of material (such as DNA or polypeptide) from more than one organism <a chimeric gene> <… scientists have created so-called chimeric antibodies, using genetic engineering to fuse variable regions derived from mouse antibodies with a constant region derived from human antibodies.—Lawrence M. Fisher, The New York Times, 5 Mar. 1991>


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