Definition of chimeric in US English:


(also chimaeric)


  • See chimera

    • ‘Now Weissman says he is thinking about making chimeric mice whose brains are 100 percent human.’
    • ‘Bruce Lehman echoed Justice Potter Stewart's famous definition of obscenity when asked what he thought would constitute a chimeric human.’
    • ‘We propose that the evolution and amplification of the novel chimeric gene have led to the overproduction of the regulatory CK2 subunit in testes.’
    • ‘Upbringing, heredity - all chimaeric at best, clumsy indicators of who I was or was not.’
    • ‘Let us hope that is the case, that it is nothing more than chimeric gloom, because this cloud is a black one indeed and very hard to dismiss in light of recent headlines.’