• enPR: pălĭnjĕnǝsǝs, IPA: /ˌpælɪnˈdʒɛnəsəs/


  1. (biology, obsolete or historical) The apparent repetition, during the development of a single embryo, of changes that occurred previously in the evolution of its species.
  2. (geology) The regeneration of magma by the melting of metamorphic rocks.
  3. (theology, philosophy) Spiritual rebirth through the transmigration of the soul.
  4. (more generally) Rebirth; regeneration.
  5. The recurrence of historical events in the same order in an infinite series of cycles.
Synonyms Translations
  • Spanish: palingenesia

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