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palingenesis

(păl′ĭn-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs)
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.
pal′in·ge·net′i·cal·ly adv.

palingenesis

[pal′injen′əsis]
Etymology: Gk, palin + genesis, origin
1 the regeneration of a lost part.
2 the hereditary transmission of ancestral structural characteristics, especially abnormalities, in successive generations. Also called paleogenesis. Compare cenogenesis. palingenetic, palingenic, adj.

palingenesis

(păl″ĭn-jĕn′ĕ-sĭs) [″ + genesis, generation, birth]
1. Regeneration or restoration of an organism or part of one.
2. Atavism.

palingenesis

see HAEKELS LAW OF RECAPITULATION.