adj. illusory; imaginary

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  • chimeric — adjective Date: 1963 relating to, derived from, or being a genetic chimera or its genetic material < a chimeric cat > < chimeric genes > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chimeric — adjective /kɪˈmɛɹɪk,kaɪˈmɛɹɪk/ a) Like a chimera. Application of the technology for producing chimeric mice has given considerable insight into the way intestinal crypts are organized. b) Imaginary, fanciful. Chimeric embryos are made by… …   Wiktionary

  • chimeric — 1. Relating to a chimera. Cf.:mosaicism. 2. Composed of parts that are of different origin and are seemingly incompatible. * * * chi·me·ric kī mir ik, kə , mer adj relating to, derived from, or being a genetic chimera or its genetic material… …   Medical dictionary

  • Chimeric —    , CHIMERICAL    In today s language the adjective chimeric, or chimerical, means visionary, fantastic, unreal, or wildly improbable. The word stems from a mythological story of a she monster named Chimera. This fire breathing monster was… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • chimeric — adjective being or relating to or like a chimera his Utopia is not as chimeric commonwealth but a practical improvement on what already exists Douglas Bush • Syn: ↑chimerical, ↑chimeral • Pertains to noun: ↑Chimera (for: ↑chimeral), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • chimeric — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Of, relating to, or in the nature of an illusion; lacking reality: chimerical, delusive, delusory, dreamlike, hallucinatory, illusive, illusory, phantasmagoric, phantasmal, phantasmic, visionary. See REAL. 2.… …   English dictionary for students

  • chimeric — chi·mer·ic …   English syllables

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