chimerism

noun
chi·​me·​rism | \ kī-ˈmir-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce chimerism (audio) , kə-; ˈkī-mə-ˌri- \

Definition of chimerism

: the state of being a genetic chimera

Examples of chimerism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Though chimera cats are rare, chimerism can be hereditary, according to Healthline. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, 29 Oct. 2021 These results may help to better understand early human development and primate evolution and develop strategies to improve human chimerism in evolutionarily distant species. Mike Wehner, BGR, 15 Apr. 2021 For primordial molecular strands of DNA and RNA, chimerism takes the form of single strands with evidence of both kinds of genetic information. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 29 Dec. 2020 That’s because this type of chimerism is not likely to be harmful. BostonGlobe.com, 8 Dec. 2019 That’s because this type of chimerism is not likely to be harmful. BostonGlobe.com, 8 Dec. 2019 That’s because this type of chimerism is not likely to be harmful. BostonGlobe.com, 8 Dec. 2019 That’s because this type of chimerism is not likely to be harmful. BostonGlobe.com, 8 Dec. 2019 That’s because this type of chimerism is not likely to be harmful. BostonGlobe.com, 8 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of chimerism

1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Chimerism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chimerism. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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chimerism

noun
chi·​me·​rism | \ kī-ˈmi(ə)r-ˌiz-əm, kə-; ˈkī-mə-ˌriz- How to pronounce chimerism (audio) \

Medical Definition of chimerism

: the state of being a genetic chimera

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