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n. pl. palingene·ses (-sēz′)
1. The doctrine of transmigration of souls; metempsychosis.
2. The supposed repetition by an organism during its embryonic development of the stages in the evolution of its species, as asserted by the discredited biogenetic law.
pal′in·ge·net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk) adj.
Etymology: Gk, palin + genesis, origin
palingenesis(păl″ĭn-jĕn′ĕ-sĭs) [″ + genesis, generation, birth]
1. Regeneration or restoration of an organism or part of one.