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  1. re·ca·pit·u·late
    IPA[ˌrēkəˈpiCHəˌlāt]
  2. verb

    • 1. summarize and state again the main points of:

      he began to recapitulate his argument with care
    • 2. repeat (an evolutionary or other process) during development and growth:

      many features of regeneration in the peripheral nervous system recapitulate development
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: recapitulate, 3rd person present: recapitulates, gerund or present participle: recapitulating, past tense: recapitulated, past participle: recapitulated

    • verb

      summarize and state again the main points of:

      repeat (an evolutionary or other process) during development and growth:

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