palingenesis

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Ancient Greek πάλιν (palin, again) +‎ -genesis.

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: pălĭnjĕnǝsǝs, IPA(key): /ˌpælɪnˈdʒɛnəsəs/

NounEdit

palingenesis (plural palingeneses)

  1. (biology) The apparent repetition, during the development of a single embryo, of changes that occurred previously in the evolution of its species.
  2. (Christian theology) Spiritual rebirth through the transmigration of the soul in Christian baptism.

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