You got me interested since it seems I'm wrong. Apparently my definition came from this
The Chimera (/kÉËmÉÉ(TM)rÉ(TM)/ or
/kaÉËmÉÉ(TM)rÉ(TM)/, also Chimaera, ChimÃ¦ra; Greek: ÎÎÎ¼Î±ÎÏÎ± ChÃmaira) was, according to Greek mythology, a monstrous fire-breathing creature of Lycia in Asia Minor, composed of the parts of three animals â" a lion, a snake and a goat. Usually depicted as a lion, with the head of a goat arising from its back, and a tail that ended in a snake's head, the Chimera was one of the offspring of Typhon and Echidna and a sibling of such monsters as Cerberus and the Lernaean Hydra.
I predate this by a long while; when I was young, such a thing didn't exist. I was a year old when the double helix was discovered, 16 when "The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA" was published by James Watson, and was in the USAF when Paul Berg created the first recombinant DNA molecules by combining DNA from the monkey virus SV40 with that of the lambda virus. Strange that I never ran across that use of the term since they've used donated organs (at least experimentally with animals) all my life.
New use of an old word, thank you for the education! I know a fellow with both a donated liver and donated corneas. He has an artificial knee so he's both chimera and cyborg.