chimaera[kī mir′ə, ki-]
- any of an order (Chimaeriformes) of cartilaginous fishes with a smooth skin and tapering body
Origin: Modern Latin ; from Classical Latin
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- A deep-sea cartilaginous fish of the family Chimaeridae, having a smooth-skinned tapering body and a whiplike tail.
- Genetics Variant of chimera.
Origin: New Latin Chimaera, type genus, from Latin chimaera, chimera; see chimera .
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