Chimera

An organism, tissue or recombinant DNA molecule which is composed of genes from more than one organism.

chimera

(from the article `Chimera`) Chimera, or chimère, in architecture, is a term loosely used for any grotesque, fantastic, or imaginary beast used in decoration.
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chimera

(ki-mēr´ә) an organism whose body contains different cell populations derived from different zygotes of the same or different species, occurring spontaneously or produced artificially. a substance created from proteins or genes of two species, as by genetic engineering. adj., chimer´ic, adj. ...
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Chimera

(pronounced ki-MEER-eh) A chimera is a fossil that is composed of more than one species. Chimeras were named for a mythological, fire-breathing monster that had a lions' head, a goat's body, and a snake's tail.
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chimera

[n] - (Greek mythology) fire-breathing she-monster with a lion`s head and a goat`s body and a serpent`s tail 2. [n] - a grotesque product of the imagination
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Chimera

• (n.) A vain, foolish, or incongruous fancy, or creature of the imagination; as, the chimera of an author. • (n.) A monster represented as vomiting flames, and as having the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a dragon.
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chimera

<cell biology> Organism composed of two genetically distinct types of cells. Can be formed by the fusion of two early blastula stage embryos or by the reconstitution of the bone marrow in an irradiated recipient or by somatic segregation. ... (05 Jan 1998) ...
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chimera

chimaera noun a grotesque product of the imagination
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chimera

(biology) In biology, an organism composed of tissues that are genetically different. Chimeras can develop naturally if a mutation occurs in a cell of a developing embryo, but are more commonly produced artificially by implanting cells from one organism into the embryo of another. In the conte...
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chimera

(mythology) In Greek mythology, a fire-breathing animal with a lion's head and foreparts, a goat's middle, a dragon's rear, and a tail in the form of a snake; hence any apparent hybrid of two or more creatures. The chimera was killed by the hero Bellerophon on the winged ho...
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Chimera

[architecture] Used in describing an architectural feature, chimera means a fantastic, mythical or grotesque figure used for decorative purposes. Chimerae are often described as gargoyles. Used correctly, the term gargoyle refers to mostly eerie figures carved specifically as terminations to spouts which convey water away from the sides of ...
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Chimera

[CrossGen] Chimera is an American comic book published by CrossGen Entertainment from March to July 2003. It is a mini-series that ran for four issues. Chimera is most notable for its artwork. Produced by Brandon Peterson the artwork is a blending of traditional and computer-enhanced techniques. Chimera tells the story of Sara Janning who c...
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Chimera

[EST] In genetics, a chimera is a single cDNA sequence originating from two transcripts. It is usually considered to be a contaminant in transcript and expressed sequence tag (EST) databases. It is estimated that approximately 1% of all transcripts in the National Center for Biotechnology Information`s Unigene database contain a `chimeric s...
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Chimera

[genetics] A chimera (also spelled chimaera) is a single organism composed of genetically distinct cells. This can result in male and female organs, two different blood types, or subtle variations in form. Animal chimeras are produced by the merger of multiple fertilized eggs. In plant chimeras, however, the distinct types of tissue may ori...
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Chimera

[larp convention] Chimera is a Live action role-playing (LARP) convention held annually every August in Auckland, New Zealand. The convention is supported by the New Zealand Live Action Role Playing Society, and has run annually since 2008. It is the largest event of its type in New Zealand, attracting over 150 people. It does not have gues...
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Chimera

[mythology] ==Use for Chinese mythological creatures== Some western scholars of Chinese art, starting with Victor Segalen, use the word `chimera` generically to refer to winged leonine or mixed species quadrupeds, such as bixie, tianlu, and even qilin. ==Popular culture== ...
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Chimera

[paleontology] In paleontology, a chimera is a fossil which was reconstructed with elements coming from more than a single species (or genus) of animal. A now classic example of chimera is Protoavis. ==List of paleontological chimeras== ...
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Chimera

[software library] Chimera is a software library created as a research project at UCSB for the C programming language that implements a structured, peer-to-peer routing platform to allow the easy development of peer-to-peer applications. The project`s focus is on providing a fast, lightweight implementation of a system like other prefix-rou...
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Chimera

[video game] Chimera is a 1985 arcade video game developed by video game designer Shahid Ahmad. == Game plot == A huge spaceship threatens to destroy Earth. One person must board the vessel and activate its self-destruct mechanism to make it explode, saving Earth. In Chimera, the player moves through an isometric maze of 8 x 8 screens. The ...
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Chimera

[virus] A chimera virus is defined by the Center for Veterinary Biologics (part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture`s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) as a `new hybrid microorganism created by joining nucleic acid fragments from two or more different microorganisms in which each of at least two of the fragments contain essentia...
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Chimera

Chime'ra noun ; plural Chimeras . [ Latin chimaera a chimera (in sense 1), Greek ... a she-goat, a chimera, from ... he-goat; confer Icelandic qymbr a yearling ewe.] 1. (Myth.) A monster represented as vomiting flames, and as having the head of a lion, the bod...
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Chimera

a mythical monster that breathes fire from its lion's head with a goat's body and serpent's tail.
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Chimera

An animal formed from the fusion of two fertilised eggs. As a result, they have two different types of DNA. Tortoiseshell males are sometimes Chimeras.
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chimera

an individual composed of two or more genetically different tissues, most commonly as a result of a graft and sometimes within the individual, by mutations and irregularities that occur during cell division.
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chimera

An individual, organ, or part of an organism, consisting of tissues of diverse genetic constitution. The word comes from Greek mythology, where it described a fire-breathing she-monster with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail.
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