- embryonic development that reproduces the ancestral features of the species.
- Obsolete. the supposed generation of organisms from others preformed in the germ cells.
Origin of palingenesis
Related formspal·in·ge·ne·si·an [pal-in-juh-nee-zhee-uh n, -zhuh n] /ˌpæl ɪn dʒəˈni ʒi ən, -ʒən/, pal·in·ge·net·ic [pal-in-juh-net-ik] /ˌpæl ɪn dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, adjectivepal·in·ge·net·i·cal·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for palingenesis
The process of the Palingenesis—this picture of immortality—is described.The Browning Cyclopdia|Edward Berdoe
It could not last long upon these terms, and again it passed away, and still waits its second palingenesis.Literary Friends And Acquaintances|William Dean Howells
Delormel, Descartes, and Lavater were struck with the tremendous importance of the doctrine of Palingenesis.Reincarnation|Th. Pascal
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
No windy hypotheses of generation, extinction, and palingenesis of souls will be permitted.A Commentary to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'|Norman Kemp Smith