recapitulate


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recapitulate

(rē′kə-pĭch′ə-lāt′)
v. recapitu·lated, recapitu·lating, recapitu·lates
v.tr.
1. To repeat in concise form.
2. Biology To appear to repeat (the evolutionary stages of the species) during the embryonic development of the individual organism.
v.intr.
To make a summary.

re·ca·pit′u·la′tive, re·ca·pit′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.