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Meaning of PALINGENESIS

Pronunciation:  `palin'jenisis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species
 

PALINGENESIS is a 12 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: recapitulation
 
 Antonyms: caenogenesis, cainogenesis, cenogenesis, kainogenesis, kenogenesis
 
 See Also: development, growing, growth, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny

 

 

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

2. (Biol.) That form of evolution in which the truly
   ancestral characters conserved by heredity are reproduced
   in development; original simple descent; -- distinguished
   from kenogenesis. Sometimes, in zo["o]logy, the abrupt
   metamorphosis of insects, crustaceans, etc.

 

 

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