- a new birth; regeneration
- that phase in the development of an individual plant or animal which supposedly repeats the evolutionary history of the taxonomic group to which it belongs; recapitulation
Origin of palingenesisModern Latin ; from Classical Greek palin, again (see palindrome) + genesis, birth, genesis)
- The doctrine of transmigration of souls; metempsychosis.
- The supposed repetition by an organism during its embryonic development of the stages in the evolution of its species, as asserted by the discredited biogenetic law.
Origin of palingenesisGreek palin, again; see kwel-1 in Indo-European roots + –genesis.
From the Ancient Greek Ï€Î¬Î»Î¹Î½ (palin, “again") +"Ž -genesis.