chimeric
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /kɪˈmɛɹɪk/, /kaɪˈmɛɹɪk/
Adjective

chimeric

  1. Like a chimera.
  2. Imaginary, fanciful.
  3. (genetics) Pertaining to a genetic chimera.
    • 1997, Nicholas A. Wright, "Stem cell repertoire in the intestine" in Stem cells ↗ ISBN 9780125634557, ed. C. S. Potten, page 322:
      Application of the technology for producing chimeric mice has given considerable insight into the way intestinal crypts are organized.
    • 2008, David Batty, The Guardian, 19 May 2008:
      Chimeric embryos are made by injecting cells or genetic material from one species into the embryo of another.



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