palingenesis


pal·in·gen·e·sis

noun \ˌpa-lən-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of PALINGENESIS

pal·in·ge·net·ic \-jə-ˈne-tik\ adjective

Origin of PALINGENESIS

New Latin, from Greek palin again + Latin genesis genesis
First Known Use: 1668

pal·in·gen·e·sis

noun \ˌpal-ən-ˈjen-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural pal·in·gen·e·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of PALINGENESIS

: the appearance in an individual during its development of characters or structures that have been maintained essentially unchanged throughout the evolutionary history of the group to which it belongs

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