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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, any of various cartilaginous fishes of the order Chimaeriformes
  • Chimera (EST), a single cDNA sequence originating from two transcripts
  • Chimera graph, a rectangularly linked grid of bipartite graphs used as the hardware connectivity structure in quantum annealers

Arts and entertainment[edit]


Film and television[edit]




  • "Chimeres I, II and III", 2007 compositions by Fred Momotenko
  • "Chimera", a song by Duncan Sheik from a version of Daylight
  • "Chimaera", a song by Bad Religion off their 1992 Generator
  • "Chimera", a song from The Tea Party's 1999 Triptych
  • "Chimeras", a track from Tim Hecker's album Harmony in Ultraviolet
  • "Chimera", a song from the group Bonham on their second album, Mad Hatter
  • "The Chimera", a song by The Smashing Pumpkins off their 2012 album Oceania

In gaming[edit]


  • UCSF Chimera, a software program for visualizing molecules
  • Chimera (software library), a peer-to-peer (P2P) software research project from University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
  • former name of Camino, a free Mac OS X web browser


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