imago


ima·go

noun \i-ˈmä-(ˌ)gō, -ˈmā-\
plural imagoes or ima·gi·nes \-ˈmā-gə-ˌnēz, -ˈmä-; -ˈmā-jə-, -ˈma-\

Definition of IMAGO

1
:  an insect in its final, adult, sexually mature, and typically winged state
2
:  an idealized mental image of another person or the self

Origin of IMAGO

New Latin, from Latin, image
First Known Use: circa 1797

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ima·go

noun \im-ˈā-(ˌ)gō, -ˈäg-(ˌ)ō\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural imagoes or ima·gi·nes \-ˈā-gə-ˌnēz, -ˈäg-ə-\

Medical Definition of IMAGO

1
: an insect in its final, adult, sexually mature, and typically winged state
2
: image 2a(2)

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