Palingenesis
Palingenesis Pal`in*gen"e*sis, Palingenesy Pal`in*gen"e*sy, n. [Gr. ?; pa`lin again + ? birth: cf. F. paling['e]n['e]sie. See {Genesis}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A new birth; a re-creation; a regeneration; a continued existence in different manner or form. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence: The passing over of the soul of one person or animal into the body of another person or animal, at the time of the death of the first; the transmigration of souls. Called also {metempsychosis}. [PJC]

3. (Biol.) That form of development of an individual organism in which in which ancestral characteristics occurring during its evolution are conserved by heredity and reproduced, sometimes transiently, in the course of individual development; original simple descent; -- distinguished from {cenogenesis} ({kenogenesis} or {coenogenesis}), in which the mode of individual development has been modified so that the evolutionary process had become obscured. Sometimes, in zo["o]logy, the term is applied to the abrupt metamorphosis of insects, crustaceans, etc. See also the note under {recapitulation}. [1913 Webster +PJC]


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  • Palingenesis — is a concept of rebirth or re creation, used in various contexts in philosophy, theology, politics, and biology. Its meaning stems from Greek palin, meaning again, and genesis, meaning birth. In biology, it is another word for recapitulation the… …   Wikipedia

  • palingénesis — 1. regeneración de una parte perdida. 2. transmisión hereditaria de las características estructurales ancestrales. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

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  • palingenesis — [pal΄in jen′ə sis] n. [ModL < Gr palin, again (see PALINDROME) + genesis, birth, GENESIS)] 1. a new birth; regeneration 2. METEMPSYCHOSIS 3. that phase in the development of an individual plant or animal which theoretically repeats the… …   English World dictionary

  • palingenesis — Recapitulation Re ca*pit u*la tion (r[=e] k[.a]*p[i^]t [ u]*l[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [LL. recapitulatio: cf. F. recapitulation.] 1. The act of recapitulating; a summary, or concise statement or enumeration, of the principal points, facts, or statements …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palingenesis — Recapitulation Re ca*pit u*la tion (r[=e] k[.a]*p[i^]t [ u]*l[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [LL. recapitulatio: cf. F. recapitulation.] 1. The act of recapitulating; a summary, or concise statement or enumeration, of the principal points, facts, or statements …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palingenesis — noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek palin again + Latin genesis genesis Date: 1668 metempsychosis • palingenetic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • palingenesis — n. [Gr. palin, back; genesis, descent] 1. Characteristics of an individual that repeats the phylogenetic development of its taxon. 2. The regeneration or restoration of a lost part. 3. Abrupt metamorphosis; see cenogenesis, recapitulation theory …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • palingenesis — palingenesian /pal in jeuh nee zhee euhn, zheuhn/, palingenetic /pal in jeuh net ik/, adj. palingenetically, adv. /pal in jen euh sis/, n. 1. rebirth; regeneration. 2. Biol. a. embryonic development that reproduces the ancestral features of the… …   Universalium

  • Palingenesis — Pa|lin|ge|ne|sie, die; , n, Pa|lin|gẹ|ne|sis, die; , ...nesen (Biol.): ↑Palingenese (2) …   Universal-Lexikon

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