- rebirth; regeneration.
- embryonic development that reproduces the ancestral features of the species.
- Obsolete.the supposed generation of organisms from others preformed in the germ cells.
- baptism in the Christian faith.
- the doctrine of transmigration of souls.
Origin of palingenesis
1615–25; < New Latin < Greek pálin again + génesis genesis
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The palingenesis of Leroux or Fourier removes the radical injustice.The Idea of Progress
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The process of the Palingenesis—this picture of immortality—is described.The Browning Cyclopdia
The process of the Palingenesis, this picture of immortality, is described.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)
Metempsychosis with Buddhists resolves itself into continuous metamorphosis or Palingenesis.Buddhism, In its Connexion With Brahmanism and Hinduism, and In Its Contrast with Christianity
Sir Monier Monier-Williams
Delormel, Descartes, and Lavater were struck with the tremendous importance of the doctrine of Palingenesis.Reincarnation
- Christianity spiritual rebirth through metempsychosis of Christian baptism
- biology another name for recapitulation (def. 2)
C19: from Greek palin again + genesis birth, genesis
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- The repetition by a single organism of various stages in the evolution of its species during embryonic development.
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