1. [ noun ] (biology,embryology) emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species
Synonyms: palingenesis
Related terms: cenogenesis growth recapitulate
2. [ noun ] (music,fine art,writing) a section of a musical composition or movement in which themes introduced earlier are repeated
Related terms: section reprise
3. [ noun ] (writing) a summary that repeats the substance of a longer discussion
Synonyms: review recap
Related terms: summary capitulation epanodos review
Similar spelling:   recapitualtion