Imago



[ih-mey-goh, ih-mah-] /ɪˈmeɪ goʊ, ɪˈmɑ-/

noun, plural imagoes, imagines
[ih-mey-guh-neez, ih-mah-] /ɪˈmeɪ gəˌniz, ɪˈmɑ-/ (Show IPA)
1.
Entomology. an adult insect.
2.
Psychoanalysis. an idealized concept of a loved one, formed in childhood and retained unaltered in adult life.
/ɪˈmeɪɡəʊ/
noun (pl) imagoes, imagines (ɪˈmædʒəˌniːz)
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
n.

1797, from Latin imago “image” (see image).

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

imago
(ĭ-mā’gō)
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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