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noun im·age \ˈim-ij\

Medical Definition of image

  1. 1a:  the optical counterpart of an object produced by an optical device (as a lens or mirror) or an electronic device—see real image, virtual imageb:  a likeness of an object produced on a photographic material

  2. 2:  a mental picture or impression of something <had a negative body image of herself>: asa:  a mental conception held in common by members of a group and symbolic of a basic attitude and orientation <the compassionate small-town family doctor, an image that the AMA deeply admires—Current Biography>:  an idealized conception of a person and especially a parent that is formed by an infant or child, is retained in the unconscious, and influences behavior in later life <the overwhelming influence of the mother image—John Messenger>—called also imagob:  the memory of a perception in psychology that is modified by subsequent experience; also :  the representation of the source of a stimulus on a receptor mechanism




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image

verb im·age

Medical Definition of image

im·agedim·ag·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. 1:  to call up a mental picture of :  imagine

  3. 2:  to create a representation of; also :  to form an image of <the liver was imaged> <the animals were anesthetized and imaged with a gamma camera—R. T. Proffitt et al>

  4. intransitive verb

  5. :  to form an image





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