Definition of chimerical
1 : existing only as the product of unchecked imagination : fantastically visionary (see 1visionary 2) or improbable chimerical dreams of economic stability
2 : given to fantastic schemes She's a chimerical optimist infused with utopian visions.
3 usually chimeric a : relating to, derived from, or being a genetic chimera : containing tissue with two or more genetically distinct populations of cells Chimeric mice are generated by mixing cells from two embryos, generating a mouse with four parental contributions. — Nancy L. Nadonb : composed of material (such as DNA or polypeptide) from more than one organism He combined this gene material with safer human DNA and created what's known as a chimeric gene—a gene of antibody instructions that is part man, part mouse. — Eric Hand
chimericallyplay \kī-ˈmer-i-k(ə-)lē, kə-, -ˈmir-\ adverb
Examples of chimerical in a Sentence
for the time being, interplanetary travel remains a chimerical feature of life in the 21st century
Origin and Etymology of chimerical
First Known Use: 1638See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of chimerical
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