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imago

play
noun ima·go \i-ˈmä-(ˌ)gō, -ˈmā-\

Definition of imago

plural imagoes or ima·gi·nes play \-ˈmā-gə-ˌnēz, -ˈmä-; -ˈmā-jə-, -ˈma-\

  1. 1 :  an insect in its final, adult, sexually mature, and typically winged state

  2. 2 :  an idealized mental image of another person or the self



Origin of imago

New Latin, from Latin, image


First Known Use: circa 1797


Medical Dictionary

imago

play play
noun ima·go \im-ˈā-(ˌ)gō, -ˈäg-(ˌ)ō\

Medical Definition of imago

plural imagoes or ima·gi·nes \-ˈā-gə-ˌnēz, -ˈäg-ə-\play play

  1. 1:  an insect in its final, adult, sexually mature, and typically winged state

  2. 2:  image 2a(2)




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "imago" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "imago"


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