chimera

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.

chimera

Decorative motif, seen in the 18th and 19th centuries, which originated in Classical mythology. It combines the features of a winged goat or lion with a serpent's tail.

Chimera

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

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

[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

[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

(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

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

[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

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...
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Chimera

Chimera: In medicine, a person composed of two genetically distinct types of cells. Human chimeras were first discovered with the advent of blood typing when it was found that some people had more than one blood type. Most of them proved to be 'blood chimeras' -- non-identical twins who shared a blood supply in the uterus. Those who were not twins ...
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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

<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

Chimaera noun (Greek mythology) fire-breathing female monster with a lion`s head and a goat`s body and a serpent`s tail; daughter of Typhon
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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

• (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

(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

in Greek mythology, a fire-breathing female monster resembling a lion in the forepart, a goat in the middle, and a dragon behind. She devastated ... [1 related articles]
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chimera

in botany, a plant or plant part that is a mixture of two or more genetically different types of cells.
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Chimera

[The X-Files] `Chimera` is the sixteenth episode of the seventh season of the science fiction television series The X-Files. It premiered on the Fox network in the United States, on April 2, 2000, was written by David Amann, and directed by Cliff Bole. The episode is a `Monster-of-the-Week` story, unconnected to the series` wider mythology....
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chimera

Type: Term Pronunciation: kī-mēr′ă, ki- Definitions: 1. In experimental embryology, the individual produced by grafting an embryonic part of one animal onto the embryo of another, either of the same or of another species. 2. An organism that has received a transplant of genetically and immunologically different tissue, such as ...
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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

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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Chimera

Chimera: see Bellerophon and Typhon.
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