imaginal

adjective (1)
imag·​i·​nal | \ i-ˈma-jə-nᵊl How to pronounce imaginal (audio) \

Definition of imaginal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to imagination, images, or imagery

imaginal

adjective (2)
ima·​gi·​nal | \ i-ˈma-jə-nᵊl How to pronounce imaginal (audio) , -ˈmā- How to pronounce imaginal (audio) ; -ˈmä-gə- How to pronounce imaginal (audio) \

Definition of imaginal (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to the insect imago

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First Known Use of imaginal

Adjective (1)

1638, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for imaginal

Adjective (1)

borrowed from Late Latin imāginālis, from Latin imāgin-, imāgō image entry 1 + -ālis -al entry 1

Adjective (2)

New Latin imāgin-, imāgō imago + -al entry 1

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The first known use of imaginal was in 1638

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“Imaginal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/imaginal. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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imaginal

adjective
imag·​i·​nal | \ im-ˈaj-ən-ᵊl How to pronounce imaginal (audio) \

Medical Definition of imaginal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or involving imagination, images, or imagery

imaginal

adjective
ima·​gi·​nal | \ im-ˈā-gən-ᵊl How to pronounce imaginal (audio) , -ˈäg-ən- How to pronounce imaginal (audio) \

Medical Definition of imaginal (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to the insect imago

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