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chimerism

Syllabification: chi·mer·ism
Pronunciation: /kīˈmi(ə)rˌizəm, ˈkīməˌrizəm
 
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Definition of chimerism in English:

noun

Biology
The state of being a genetic chimera.
Example sentences
  • Parabiotic mice have been reported to produce stable blood chimerism across major histocompatibility barriers.
  • Peripheral blood stem cell or bone marrow transplantation often leads to chimerism, wherein the patient possesses a mixed cell population.
  • Consistent with our observations, Suratt and colleagues have reported chimerism in lungs using human lung samples after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

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