palingenetic

adjective
pal·​in·​ge·​net·​ic | \ -jə-ˈnet-ik How to pronounce palingenetic (audio) \

Medical Definition of palingenetic

1 : of or relating to palingenesis
2 : of, relating to, or being biological characters (as the gill slits in a human embryo) that are derivations from distant ancestral forms rather than adaptations of recent origin

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“Palingenetic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/palingenetic. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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