chimaera definition

  • noun:
    • A deep-sea cartilaginous fish associated with household Chimaeridae, having a smooth-skinned tapering human body and a whiplike tail.
    • Genetics Variant of chimera.
    • alternate spelling of chimera.
    • A cartilaginous fish of several types, from the purchase Chimaeriformes associated with the class Holocephali. The teeth tend to be couple of and enormous. The pinnacle is furnished with appendages, plus the end terminates in a point.
    • A less usual spelling of chimera.
    • In zoology: A genus of fishes of strange aspect, representing the household
    • A genus of bivalve mollusks.
    • A genus of lepidopterous pests
    • A genus of fossil organisms of unsure personality.
    • just like chimere.
    • (Greek mythology) fire-breathing feminine beast with a lion's head and a goat's human body and a serpent's end; girl of Typhon
    • a grotesque product of this imagination
    • a deep-sea seafood with a tapering human anatomy, smooth epidermis, and long threadlike end

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