chimera - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/kaɪˈmɪərə/
singularchimera
pluralchimeras
  1. 1
    formal a plan or course of action that is not possible to achieve
  2.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    3
    an organism that contains a mixture of cells from different species

    Scientists created the first rat-mouse chimeras a decade ago, but until now have struggled to combine human cells with those of a large mammal.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 27/01/2017

derived word

chimerical

 

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/kaɪˈmerɪk(ə)l/
adjective