Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search


Alternative forms[edit]


chimera +‎ -ic.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /kɪˈmɛɹɪk/, /kaɪˈmɛɹɪk/


chimeric (comparative more chimeric, superlative most 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, 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.