palingenetic

adjective
pal·in·ge·net·ic | \ -jə-ˈnet-ik \

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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