chi·​me·​ric kī-ˈmir-ik How to pronounce chimeric (audio) kə- How to pronounce chimeric (audio)
: relating to, derived from, or being a genetic chimera : containing tissue with two or more genetically distinct populations of cells
chimeric mice
: 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

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“Chimeric.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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