[pal-in-drohm] /ˈpæl ɪnˌdroʊm/
a word, line, verse, number, sentence, etc., reading the same backward as forward, as Madam, I’m Adam or Poor Dan is in a droop.
Biochemistry. a region of DNA in which the sequence of nucleotides is identical with an inverted sequence in the complementary strand:
GAATTC is a palindrome of CTTAAG.
a word or phrase the letters of which, when taken in reverse order, give the same word or phrase, such as able was I ere I saw Elba
“line that reads the same backward and forward,” 1620s, from Greek palindromos “a recurrence,” literally “a running back,” from palin “again, back” (from PIE root *kwel- “move round,” with notion of “revolving; see cycle (n.)) + dromos “a running” (see dromedary). Related: Palindromic.
palindrome pal·in·drome (pāl’ĭn-drōm’)
A segment of double-stranded DNA in which the nucleotide sequence of one strand reads in reverse order to that of the complementary strand.
pal’in·dro’mic (-drō’mĭk, -drŏm’ĭk) adj.
[pey-ling] /ˈpeɪ lɪŋ/ noun 1. Also called paling fence. . 2. a or picket for a fence. 3. collectively. 4. the act of building a fence with . [peyl] /peɪl/ adjective, paler, palest. 1. 2. of a low degree of chroma, saturation, or purity; approaching white or gray: pale yellow. 3. not bright or brilliant; […]
[pal-in-jen-uh-sis] /ˌpæl ɪnˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/ noun 1. rebirth; regeneration. 2. Biology. 3. baptism in the Christian faith. 4. the doctrine of transmigration of souls. /ˌpælɪnˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/ noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz) 1. (Christianity) spiritual rebirth through metempsychosis of Christian baptism 2. (biology) another name for recapitulation (sense 2) palingenesis pal·in·gen·e·sis (pāl’ĭn-jěn’ĭ-sĭs) n. The repetition by a single […]
[pal-in-jen-uh-sist] /ˌpæl ɪnˈdʒɛn ə sɪst/ noun 1. a person who believes in a doctrine of rebirth or transmigration of souls.
[pey-ling] /ˈpeɪ lɪŋ/ noun 1. Also called paling fence. . 2. a or picket for a fence. 3. collectively. 4. the act of building a fence with . noun 1. a fence consisting of pickets or pales nailed to horizontal stringers between upright posts. /ˈpeɪlɪŋ/ noun 1. a fence made of pales 2. pales collectively […]