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chimerism

 [ki´mer-izm]
the state of being a chimera; the presence in an individual of cells of different origin.
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chi·me·rism

(kī-mēr'izm),
The state of being a chimera.
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chimerism

(kī-mîr′ĭz′əm, kī′mə-rĭz′-)
n.
The condition of being a genetic chimera.
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Two months after transplantation, peripheral blood chimerism declined to 1% for T lymphocytes and 1.5% for B lymphocytes, and these levels were maintained during the entire follow-up period of over 100 days posttransplant.
Higher levels of chimerism, from 38.6% to 45.2%, were associated with VCA acceptance; however, the majority of flap acceptors lost peripheral blood chimerism within 6 months, but donor-origin cells were still present within the transplanted bone.