chimeric

adjective
chi·​me·​ric | \ kī-ˈmir-ik How to pronounce chimeric (audio) , kə- How to pronounce chimeric (audio) , -ˈmer- \

Medical Definition of chimeric

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

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“Chimeric.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/chimeric. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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