Definition of palingenesis in English:

palingenesis

noun

Biology
  • [mass noun] The exact reproduction of ancestral characteristics in ontogenesis.

    • ‘Palingenesis has been used for the exact reproduction of ancestral features by inheritance.’
    • ‘There was no obvious palingenesis bone shown in. the X-ray images.’
    • ‘In a process the philosopher Ernst Cassirer, in his Essay on Man, called palingenesis, the past is recreated as a living organism in which every separate element is connected.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from Greek palin again + genesis birth.

Pronunciation:

palingenesis

/ˌpalɪnˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/