chimaera defined in 1951 yearchimaera - chimaera (chimera);
chimaera - (1) Organism whose tissues are of two or more genetically different kinds. Can occur as a result of mutation or abnormal distribution of chromosomes, affecting one cell and all its descendants, during development; or as a result of natural or artificial grafting of two different plants or animals, whose cells become associated, producing mixing of characters: such a plant is often called a graft hybrid. See also: Mosaic. (2) Generic name of a fish 'King of the Herrings' (Holocephali).
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