Pal"ing(?), n. 1. Pales, in general; a fence formed with pales or pickets; a limit; an inclosure.
They moved within the paling of order and decorum.De Quincey.
2. The act of placing pales or stripes on cloth; also, the stripes themselves.
Paling board, one of the slabs sawed from the sides of a log to fit it to be sawed into boards.
Pal`in*ge*ne"si*a(?), n. [NL.] See Palingenesis.
Pal`in*gen"e*sy(?), } n. [Gr. ; pa`lin again + birth: cf. F. palingnsie. See Genesis.]
1. A new birth; a re-creation; a regeneration; a continued existence in different manner or form.
2. Hence: The passing over of the soul of one person or animal into the body of another person or animal, at the time of the death of the first; the transmigration of souls. Called also
(Biol.) That form of development of an individual organism in which in which ancestral characteristics occurring during its evolution are conserved by heredity and reproduced, sometimes transiently, in the course of individual development; original simple descent; -- distinguished from
cenogenesis (kenogenesis or
coenogenesis), in which the mode of individual development has been modified so that the evolutionary process had become obscured. Sometimes, in zology, the term is applied to the abrupt metamorphosis of insects, crustaceans, etc. See also the note under recapitulation.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
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