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Noun: palingenesis (palingeneses)  ,pa-lin'je-nu-sis
  1. Emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species
    - recapitulation

Derived forms: palingeneses

Type of: development, growing, growth, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny

Antonym: cenogenesis

Encyclopedia: Palingenesis