palingenesis

palingenesis
pal•in•gen•e•sis
[[t]ˌpæl ɪnˈdʒɛn ə sɪs[/t]] n.
1) rebirth; regeneration
2) dvl
a) embryonic development that reproduces the ancestral features of the species
b) bio a former theory that organisms are generated from other organisms preformed in the germ cells
3) rel the doctrine of transmigration of souls
Etymology: 1615–25; < NL < Gk pálin again +génesis genesis pal`in•ge•net′ic -dʒəˈnɛt ɪk adj.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Palingenesis — is a concept of rebirth or re creation, used in various contexts in philosophy, theology, politics, and biology. Its meaning stems from Greek palin, meaning again, and genesis, meaning birth. In biology, it is another word for recapitulation the… …   Wikipedia

  • Palingenesis — Pal in*gen e*sis, Palingenesy Pal in*gen e*sy, n. [Gr. ?; pa lin again + ? birth: cf. F. paling[ e]n[ e]sie. See {Genesis}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A new birth; a re creation; a regeneration; a continued existence in different manner or form. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palingénesis — 1. regeneración de una parte perdida. 2. transmisión hereditaria de las características estructurales ancestrales. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • palingenesis — index reconversion, revival Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • palingenesis — [pal΄in jen′ə sis] n. [ModL < Gr palin, again (see PALINDROME) + genesis, birth, GENESIS)] 1. a new birth; regeneration 2. METEMPSYCHOSIS 3. that phase in the development of an individual plant or animal which theoretically repeats the… …   English World dictionary

  • palingenesis — Recapitulation Re ca*pit u*la tion (r[=e] k[.a]*p[i^]t [ u]*l[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [LL. recapitulatio: cf. F. recapitulation.] 1. The act of recapitulating; a summary, or concise statement or enumeration, of the principal points, facts, or statements …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palingenesis — Recapitulation Re ca*pit u*la tion (r[=e] k[.a]*p[i^]t [ u]*l[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [LL. recapitulatio: cf. F. recapitulation.] 1. The act of recapitulating; a summary, or concise statement or enumeration, of the principal points, facts, or statements …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palingenesis — noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek palin again + Latin genesis genesis Date: 1668 metempsychosis • palingenetic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • palingenesis — n. [Gr. palin, back; genesis, descent] 1. Characteristics of an individual that repeats the phylogenetic development of its taxon. 2. The regeneration or restoration of a lost part. 3. Abrupt metamorphosis; see cenogenesis, recapitulation theory …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • palingenesis — palingenesian /pal in jeuh nee zhee euhn, zheuhn/, palingenetic /pal in jeuh net ik/, adj. palingenetically, adv. /pal in jen euh sis/, n. 1. rebirth; regeneration. 2. Biol. a. embryonic development that reproduces the ancestral features of the… …   Universalium

  • Palingenesis — Pa|lin|ge|ne|sie, die; , n, Pa|lin|gẹ|ne|sis, die; , ...nesen (Biol.): ↑Palingenese (2) …   Universal-Lexikon

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