palingenesis

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

Definition of palingenesis

palingenetic

play \ˌpa-lən-jə-ˈne-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of palingenesis

New Latin, from Greek palin again + Latin genesis genesis


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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

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  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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