Chimera

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In Greek Mythology, the Chimera is a monstrous creature made of the parts of multiple animals. See Chimera (creature).

The term "chimera" or "chimeric" is often used metaphorically to describe things that have combined attributes from different sources. In genetics, for example, an organism or tissue created from two or more different genetic sources is called chimeric, as in transplant patients with organs from other donors. Most other usages are related to this metaphor.

The word chimera is also generally accepted to mean an unreal ambition, a fanciful scheme, or even a castle in the air. This is in clear contrast with its old meaning of a bogey or an irrational fear. (Scource: The Superior Person's Book of Words, by Peter Bowler.)

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  • In art and design, Chimera is a very pale purple or lavender color—a term mainly used when referring to painting. Chimera, known as a base color, is made up of a mixture of two or more colors. Another base color is Magnolia, which is also a common color used to paint the walls of houses, etc. when they are first built.
  • As a noun, Chimera means a grotesque product of the imagination.

they are first built.

  • Oil paintings of the cycle Chimaeras by Lena Hades

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