Origin of palingenesis
New Latin, from Greek palin again + Latin genesis genesis
First Known Use: 1668
Medical Definition of palingenesis
plural pal·in·gen·e·ses \-ˌsēz\play
: 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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