Pronunciation: (pal"in-jen'u-sis), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/palingenesis.html on line 79 [key]
1. rebirth; regeneration.
a. embryonic development that reproduces the ancestral features of the species (opposed to cenogenesis).
b. Obs.the supposed generation of organisms from others preformed in the germ cells.
3. baptism in the Christian faith.
4. the doctrine of transmigration of souls.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.