imago

imago

[ih-mey-goh, ih-mah-]
noun, plural imagoes, imagines [ih-mey-guh-neez, ih-mah-] .
1.
Entomology. an adult insect.
2.
Psychoanalysis. an idealized concept of a loved one, formed in childhood and retained unaltered in adult life.

Origin:
1790–1800; < Neo-Latin, Latin imāgō; see image

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imago (ɪˈmeɪɡəʊ)
 
n , pl imagoes, imagines
1.  an adult sexually mature insect produced after metamorphosis
2.  psychoanal an idealized image of another person, usually a parent, acquired in childhood and carried in the unconscious in later life
 
[C18: New Latin, from Latin: likeness; see image]

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imago i·ma·go (ĭ-mā'gō, ĭ-mä'-)
n. pl. i·ma·goes or i·ma·gi·nes (-gə-nēz')

  1. An insect in its sexually mature adult stage after metamorphosis.

  2. An often idealized image of a person, usually a parent, formed in childhood and persisting unconsciously into adulthood.

  3. See archetype.

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imago  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (ĭ-mā'gō)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural imagoes or imagines (ĭ-mā'gə-nēz')
An insect in its sexually mature adult stage after metamorphosis. Compare larva, nymph, pupa.

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