- 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
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