Chimera, chimaira, or chimaera may refer to:



  • Chimera (genetics), a single animal organism with genetically distinct cells from two different zygotes
  • Chimera (plant), a single plant organism with genetically distinct cells from two different zygotes or from a mixed-species callus
  • Chimera (virus), a virus containing genetic material from other organisms
  • Chimera or fusion protein, a hybrid protein made by the splicing of two genes
  • Chimera (paleontology), a fossil which was reconstructed with parts from different animals
  • Chimaera (genus), the eponymous genus of the order Chimaeriformes
  • Chimaera, one of the common names of a group of cartilaginous fishes, members of the order Chimaeriformes
  • Chimera (EST), a single cDNA sequence originating from two transcripts

Popular culture


Film and television


In gaming



  • Chimera (architecture), a fantastic, mythical or grotesque decorative feature
  • TVR Chimaera, a model of sports car made by TVR
  • Jason Chimera (born 1979), NHL ice hockey forward for the Washington Capitals
  • Ricardo Rodriguez (wrestler), professional wrestler formerly known as Chimaera

See also

  • All pages beginning with "Chimera"
  • All pages with titles containing "Chimera"
  • House with Chimaeras, an architectural monument in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Chimeric or hybrid word, a mixture of Greek and Latin

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Chiméra — Chimera Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Cet article possède un paronyme, voir : Chimère. Rocha Chimera est un écrivain kenyan …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Chimera — Chime ra, n.; pl. {Chimeras}. [L. chimaera a chimera (in sense 1), Gr. ? a she goat, a chimera, fr. ? he goat; cf. Icel. qymbr a yearling ewe.] 1. (Myth.) A monster represented as vomiting flames, and as having the head of a lion, the body of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chimera — late 14c., from O.Fr. chimere or directly from M.L. chimera, from L. Chimaera, from Gk. khimaira, a fabulous monster (with a lion s head, a goat s body, and a serpent s tail), supposedly personification of snow or winter; originally year old she… …   Etymology dictionary

  • chimera — a word for a mythological fire breathing female monster, has (in addition to two biological meanings) a figurative meaning ‘a forlorn or illusory hope’. Chimera is the recommended spelling, not chimaera, and it is pronounced kiy mee rǝ. The… …   Modern English usage

  • Chimera — statusas T sritis gyvūnų raida, augimas, ontogenezė, embriologija atitikmenys: lot. Chimaera; Chimera ryšiai: platesnis terminas – nenormalumas …   Veterinarinės anatomijos, histologijos ir embriologijos terminai

  • chimera — (also chimaera) ► NOUN 1) Greek Mythology a fire breathing female monster with a lion s head, a goat s body, and a serpent s tail. 2) something hoped for but illusory or impossible to achieve. 3) Biology an organism containing a mixture of… …   English terms dictionary

  • chimera — index figment, phantom Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • CHIMERA — navigii species, apud Paulum Diaconum, Miscell. l. 20. p. 625. et Anastasium Bibliothec. in Historia Eccles. p. 122. μυριοβόλα ibidem reddit Theophanes, μυροάγωγα habet Codex Peirescianus, apud Car. du Fresne Glossar. Vide in voce Chimaera …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • chimeră — CHIMÉRĂ s.f. v. himeră. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • chimera — /ki mɛra/ s.f. [dal lat. chimaera, gr. khímaira, propr. capra ]. 1. (mitol.) [presso i Greci, mostro con testa e corpo di leone, una seconda testa di capra sulla schiena, e una coda di serpente fornita anch essa di testa]. 2. (fig.) [proposito,… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.