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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
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Striano's emphasis on the semiotics of space demonstrates, however, that the carnivalesque spectacle of Piedigrotta is far from being the palingenetic and liberating affirmation of the people, according to Bakhtin's views of the carnival ("Introduction" 13).
He explores traditional and modernist vocabularies of violence, scapegoating and sacrifice, but profoundly transforms them for his unique agenda of representing the unredeemable quality of modern historical delusions, from the myth of palingenetic war, to Fascist, as well as Communist, attempts to "correct" life with ideology.
For example, palingenetic granites have mineralization potential for Cu, Au, Nb and minor amounts of Sn and W (Beus, 1968).
The palingenetic core of generic fascist ideology", in Alessandro CAMPI, A (Ed) (2003).
Morel, Lombroso, and Nordau's theories of retrograde evolution and deviation of the organism from its original type influenced massively the decadent European imagery of the fin de siecle, producing a palingenetic mythopoeia of decadence, and a parallel political scheme of the energetic regeneration of the sacral social body.
In the sense that Frost used the term, palingenetic ontogenies are those that recapitulate ancestral stages in the order of their phylogenetic appearance and therefore can be used to infer phylogeny; (Gould, 1977; Richards, 2008; see also the use of these terms by Thompson and Bailey 1916 and Bailey's, 1910 discussion of recapitulation as a "canon of comparative anatomy").
Griffin's definition of fascism, as a form of palingenetic populist ultra-nationalism (12), contains the key to develop a scheme in which to address the issue of continuity and inner logic.