palingenesian

palingenesis

[pal-in-jen-uh-sis]
noun
1.
rebirth; regeneration.
2.
Biology.
a.
embryonic development that reproduces the ancestral features of the species (opposed to cenogenesis ).
b.
Obsolete. the supposed generation of organisms from others preformed in the germ cells.
3.
baptism in the Christian faith.
4.
the doctrine of transmigration of souls.

Origin:
1615–25; < Neo-Latin < Greek pálin again + génesis genesis

palingenesian [pal-in-juh-nee-zhee-uhn, -zhuhn] , palingenetic [pal-in-juh-net-ik] , adjective
palingenetically, adverb
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palingenesis (ˌpælɪnˈdʒɛnɪsɪs)
 
n , pl -ses
1.  Christianity spiritual rebirth through metempsychosis of Christian baptism
2.  biology another name for recapitulation
 
[C19: from Greek palin again + genesis birth, genesis]
 
palingenetic
 
adj
 
palinge'netically
 
adv

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palingenesis pal·in·gen·e·sis (pāl'ĭn-jěn'ĭ-sĭs)
n.
The repetition by a single organism of various stages in the evolution of its species during embryonic development.

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