Definitions for palingenesisˌpæl ɪnˈdʒɛn ə sɪs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pal•in•gen•e•sisˌpæl ɪnˈdʒɛn ə sɪs(n.)
embryonic development that reproduces the ancestral features of the species. a former theory that organisms are generated from other organisms preformed in the germ cells.
Category: Developmental Biology, Biology
the doctrine of transmigration of souls.
Origin of palingenesis:
1615–25; < NL < Gk pálin again +génesisgenesis
emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species
The apparent repetition, during the development of a single embryo, of changes that occurred previously in the evolution of its species.
Spiritual rebirth through the transmigration of the soul in Christian baptism.
Origin: From the πάλιν.
alt. of Palingenesy
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