Chimera

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Synonyms for Chimera

Synonyms for Chimera

a fantastic, impracticable plan or desire

Synonyms for Chimera

(Greek mythology) fire-breathing female monster with a lion's head and a goat's body and a serpent's tail

a grotesque product of the imagination

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To you, then, my goal is as much a chimera as perpetual motion?
The modern masters promise very little; they know that metals cannot be transmuted and that the elixir of life is a chimera but these philosophers, whose hands seem only made to dabble in dirt, and their eyes to pore over the microscope or crucible, have indeed performed miracles.
An ideal image of the soul, like the composite creations of ancient mythology, such as the Chimera or Scylla or Cerberus, and there are many others in which two or more different natures are said to grow into one.
Hence those strange monsters in lace and embroidery, in silks and brocades, with vast wigs and hoops; which, under the name of lords and ladies, strut the stage, to the great delight of attorneys and their clerks in the pit, and of the citizens and their apprentices in the galleries; and which are no more to be found in real life than the centaur, the chimera, or any other creature of mere fiction.
In the middle of these cogitations, apprehensions, and reflections, it came into my thoughts one day that all this might be a mere chimera of my own, and that this foot might be the print of my own foot, when I came on shore from my boat: this cheered me up a little, too, and I began to persuade myself it was all a delusion; that it was nothing else but my own foot; and why might I not come that way from the boat, as well as I was going that way to the boat?
This group of chimeras is common among CAH patients of Caucasian origin and has been referred to as the classic or common type of chimera (24).
Mericlinal Chimeras in the Gametophyte of Dryopteris thelypteris (L.
The treated blastocysts were transplanted into surrogate mothers, which gave birth to female XO/XX chimeras having one X chromosome from the original male mouse fibroblast.
The process of creating clay gargoyles and chimeras is made to look simple and exciting in this very specific video.
THE BISHOPS' CONFERENCE of England and Wales has argued that human embryos containing animal cells, known as chimeras, should be considered human.
Human-nonhuman chimeras could, for example, be effective
The only thing stopping the creation and then self-propagation or cloning of such human-animal chimeras will be a rule (that any government can U-turn on) that states the newly created human-animal embryo will be destroyed after a certain number of cell divisions.
Debate over chimeras swirled in the United States in 2005, when U.
In biological research, chimeras are produced by mixing cells from two different organisms.
Biologists mainly think of their lab animal models with tissues from different sources as chimeras.