palingenesis

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

Definition of palingenesis 

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palingenetic \ˌpa-lən-jə-ˈne-tik \ adjective

First Known Use of palingenesis

1661, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for palingenesis

New Latin, from Greek palin again + Latin genesis genesis

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palingenesis

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