Chimaera

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See also: chimaera, chimera, and Chimera

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Chimaera f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the subclass Holocephali — the ghost sharks.

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From Ancient Greek χίμαιρα (khímaira), from χίμαρος (khímaros, male goat). The fabulous monster in Lycea (with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail). Meaning "wild fantasy" first recorded 1587.

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Chimaera

  1. (Greek mythology) One of the many fantastical offspring of Typhon and Echidna, a multi-headed monster represented as vomiting flames. It had the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and a dragon for a tail. Killed by the hero Bellerophon in Lycea.

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