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Chimerism

Synonym(s)

  • cellular mosaicism

Definition(s)

The occurrence in an individual of two or more cell populations of different chromosomal constitutions, derived from different individuals. This contrasts with mosaicism in which the different cell populations are derived from a single individual.

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Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 16, 2014