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palingenesis

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noun pal·in·gen·e·sis \ˌpa-lən-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of palingenesis

palingenetic play \-jə-ˈne-tik\ adjective


Origin of palingenesis

New Latin, from Greek palin again + Latin genesis genesis


First Known Use: 1668


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palingenesis

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noun pal·in·gen·e·sis \ˌpal-ən-ˈjen-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of palingenesis

plural palingeneses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  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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