- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM palingenesispal·in·ge·ne·si·an [pal-in-juh-nee-zhee-uhn, -zhuhn], /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
Words nearby palingenesis
How to use palingenesis in a sentence
Delormel, Descartes, and Lavater were struck with the tremendous importance of the doctrine of Palingenesis.Reincarnation|Th. Pascal
But he has so little mastered it that he has never understood the distinction between palingenesis and cenogenesis.The Wonders of Life|Ernst Haeckel
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.
Some can push by the awful hour and live again, but for Anna Dickinson there could be, and was, no such palingenesis.