Pronounced ki-mir-a. This was a mythical monster composed of several animals. There was a documentary on TV last night about a woman who had two different kinds of cells in her body, eachkind with a different DNA.
In biology, this is sometimes called a mosaic. The term mosaic is often used specifically, as for a picture made of colored tiles, as well as broadly, as, "his thoughts were a mosaic."
I am not aware of the term chimera used broadly or poetically, except for a John Donne quote in the dictionary. It is a beautiful word. Does anyone know of other uses?
I thought chimera was one of those clay wood oven thingies you can have on your porch for evening fires.
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
Notably, Nancy Kress, and other sci-fi authors have been writing about chimeric DNA for some time now.
Cerebroplegia--the cure is within our grasp