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pal·in·gen·e·sis

 (păl′ĭn-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. pal·in·gen·e·ses (-sēz′)
1. The doctrine of transmigration of souls; metempsychosis.
2. 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.

[Greek palin, again; see kwel- in Indo-European roots + -genesis.]

pal′in·ge·net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk) adj.
pal′in·ge·net′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.palingenetic - of or relating to palingenesis
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
cenogenetic - of or relating to cenogenesis