Chimera

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In genetics, a chimera is an individual (animal, plant, or other multicellular organism) made up of different populations of cells deriving from different [[zygotes]], which can arise from fusion of embryos, or, with human intervention, transplantation.
In genetics, a chimera is an individual (animal, plant, or other multicellular organism) made up of different populations of cells deriving from different [[zygotes]], which can arise from fusion of embryos, or, with human intervention, transplantation.
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Neither is to be confused with ''[[Chimaera]]'', a genus of [[Chondrichthyes|cartilaginous fish]]. The word "chimaera" is also used as a common name for this and related (chimaerid) cartilaginous fishes.
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Neither is to be confused with ''[[Chimaera]]'', a genus of [[Chondrichthyes|cartilaginous fish]]. The word "chimaera" is also used as a common name for this and related (chimaeriform) cartilaginous fishes.
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