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imago

 [ĭ-ma´go] (pl. imagoes, ima´gines) (L.)
1. the adult or definitive form of an insect.
2. in psychoanalysis, an idealized, unconscious mental image of a key person in one's early life.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

i·ma·go

, pl.

i·mag·ines

(i-mā'gō, i-maj'i-nēz),
1. The last stage of an insect after it has completed all its metamorphoses through the egg, larva, and pupa; the adult insect form.
2. Synonym(s): archetype (2)
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imago

(ĭ-mā′gō, ĭ-mä′-)
n. pl. ima·goes or ima·gines (-gə-nēz′)
1. An insect in its sexually mature adult stage after metamorphosis.
2. Psychology An often idealized image of a person, usually a parent, formed in childhood and persisting unconsciously into adulthood.

i·ma′gi·nal (ĭ-măj′ə-nəl, -mā′jə-, -mä′gə-) adj.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

i·ma·go

, pl. imagines (i-mā'gō, -ji-nēz)
1. The last stage of an insect after it has completed all its metamorphoses through the egg, larva, and pupa; the adult insect form.
2. Synonym(s): archetype (2) .
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Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

imago

the sexually mature, adult insect.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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