Definition of chimerism in English:
The state of being a genetic chimera.
- 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.