The repetition by a single organism of various stages in the
evolution of its species during embryonic development.
The phase in the development of an organism in which its form
and structure pass through the changes undergone in the
evolution of the species.
The emergence -during embryonic development of an individual
life form- of various characters or structures that appeared
during the evolutionary history of the strain or
In biology, Palingenesis (or palingenesia) is also called
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Ancient Greek: the continual re-creation of the universe by the
Demiurgus (Creator) after its absorption into himself.
Christianity: spiritual rebirth symbolized by baptism.
In general: the concept of rebirth, reincarnation or
Compare with: Ontogenesis ,
Phylogeny relates to genetic development of a
species during evolution, while Ontogeny relates
to physiological (and psychological) development of an individual
during his / her lifetime. Phylogenesis:
long-term time scale. Ontogenesis: short-term time
Palingenesis assumes that a fetus
undergoes a condensed reflection of genetic evolutional
phylogeny), during the embryonic development of this
organism (cf. ontogeny).
The term Palingenesis is derived from the ancient Greek
word palingenesia (παλιγγενεσία) that exists of the
terms palin (πάλιν), meaning "again", plus the term
genesis (γένεσις) meaning "origin", "source", or