A monster represented as vomiting flames, and as having the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a dragon.
A vain, foolish, or incongruous fancy, or creature of the imagination; as, the chimera of an author.
(noun) A creature which seems to be composed of parts from two or more others. Classically, a combination of goat, lion, and serpent. Medically, any form of life derived from or incorporating characteristics of two or more others. Adjective form is "chimeric".
"In Greek mythology, a monster with the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a dragon. Also a virus made in the laboratory by the mixing (recombination) of genetic material from other viruses. Normally done for peaceful purposes; has obvious military applicatons."
This strange beast comes out of Greek legends. It is said to have the head of a goat, lion, and dragon (or snake depending on the source)with various different parts of the three beasts making up the rest of the animal. One legend tells of Bellerophon (Greek hero) taming Pegasus to aid him in battle against the Chimera.
Greek (pronounced ky-MIR-uhs), mythical monsters with the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a serpent. Today used to describe a mixing of biological molecules either: 1. animals that have been genetically engineered 2. development studies where different species cells have been mixed (for example, chick-quail chimera, More? Neural Crest Notes) 3. Modified proteins containing parts of 2 different proteins.
a) (biol.) An organism consisting of tissue or parts of diverse genetic constitution. b) (myth.) A fire-breathing monster with the head of a lion, body of a goat, and the tail of a serpent. c) A wild and unrealistic dream or notion. d) A fabulous beast made up of parts taken from various animals.
In Greek mythology a chimera is a monster with a lion's head, a goat's body and a serpent's tail.
(Greek mythology) fire-breathing she-monster with a lion's head and a goat's body and a serpent's tail; daughter of Typhon
a grotesque product of the imagination
a beast with three heads, from Greek mythology
a fire breathing she-monster from greek mythology and is usually composed of a goat, serpant and lion
a fire-breathing she-monster in Greek mythology having a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail
a grotesque monster
a group of fire-breathing she-monsters which is depicted as a composite of a Lion (head),Goat(body), and Serpent(tail)
a living creature composed of cells from more than one species - picture the lion headed, lizard bodied (or whatever it was) creature of Greek mythology
a mythical beast said to have the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a dragon
a mythical monster, half-man, half-animal, all nonsense
a single creature with two sets of DNA
In general, any unique monster of the wilderness. Usually created by a Reaver or some unspeakable crossbreeding. Pronounced KY-mer-ah. Compare to Kraken.
According to Larrouse World Mythology, a classical mythological monster with a fire-breathing goatÂ's head, the fore-quarters of a lion, and the hind part of a dragon. Killed by the Coninthian hero, Bellerophon, on his winged horse, Pegasus. Also a statue near the Rayburn Office Building
Decorative motif which originated in classical mythology; combines the features of a winged goat or lion with a serpent's tail.
Fire-breathing she-monster, a composite of a lion, a goat and a serpent.
an organism which contains cells or tissues with a different genotype. This can result from mutated cells within the developing embryo of a single organism. It can also result from mixing cells from different individuals of the same species, or of individuals from different species. Fusion of embryos or insertion of cells from one embryo or from stem cells into another organism can be used to create chimeras. For example, laboratory mice have been created with human immune systems for the purpose of understanding various aspects of immune response. Chimeras can also result from grafting of tissue from one plant type onto another such as is done in agriculture (graft hybrid). Chimeras are also said to represent "genetic mosaics". Organisms which express both male and female characteristics by virtue of being a mosaic of male and female cells are referred to as "gyandromorphs". The mythological chimera had the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a serpent.
from Greek mythology, a fire-breathing monster with a lion's head, goat's body and dragon's tail.
Named after the mythical Greek creature with a lion's head, a goat's body and a serpent's tail, a chimera is a mixture of two or more genetically distinct tissues in a single organism, produced as a result of organ transplant, grafting, or genetic engineering. Human chimeras are not unnatural. For example, most mothers carry some cells from each of their children in their blood and most twins carry some cells from their sibling twins. Recipients of organs donated by other humans are chimeras and if you have had a heart valve replaced by a valve from a pig or a cow you are an animal-human chimera. Also, for many years now, scientists have been putting human genes into bacteria and farm animals in order to make useful human proteins such as the hormone insulin.
In Greek mythology, the Chimera (Greek Î§Î¯Î¼Î±Î¹ÏÎ± (ChÃmaira); Latin Chimaera) is a monstrous creature of Lycia in Asia Minor, which was made of the parts of multiple animals. Chimera was one of the offspring of Typhon and Echidna and sister of such monsters as Cerberus and the Lernaean Hydra.
Chimera is a 1972 novel in the form of three loosely connected novellas by John Barth. The novellas are Dunyazadiad, Perseid and Bellerophoniad, the eponyms of which are Dunyazad, Perseus and Bellerophon, the last of which slew the Chimera, another eponym. This work is a perfect example of postmodernism, with several Q&A sessions and three diagrams (all in Bellerophoniad.)
In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the chimera is a large magical beast that appears to be an amalgam of several different creatures. A chimera is usually chaotic evil in alignment.
A comical short story written by a Korean author Lee Yeongdo, based on the world of the novel Dragon Raja written by the same author. It is one of the three short stories known as Sceneries Of Laboratory. The story humors on male arrogance and characteristics, through a being called Chimera.