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

[Latin imāgō, imāgin-, image; see aim- in Indo-European roots.]

i·ma′gi·nal (ĭ-măj′ə-nəl, -mā′jə-, -mä′gə-) adj.

imago

(ɪˈmeɪɡəʊ)
n, pl imagoes or imagines (ɪˈmædʒəˌniːz)
1. (Zoology) an adult sexually mature insect produced after metamorphosis
2. (Psychoanalysis) 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]

i•ma•go

(ɪˈmeɪ goʊ, ɪˈmɑ-)

n., pl. -goes, -gi•nes (-gəˌniz)
1. an adult insect.
2. Psychoanal. an idealized concept of a loved one, formed in childhood and retained unaltered in adult life.
[1790–1800; < New Latin, Latin imāgō image (the adult being perceived as the true exemplar of the species, as opposed to the larva “ghost” and pupa “doll”)]

i·ma·go

(ĭ-mā′gō)
An insect in its sexually mature adult stage after metamorphosis. Compare larva, nymph, pupa.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.imago - (psychoanalysis) an idealized image of someone (usually a parent) formed in childhood
depth psychology, psychoanalysis, analysis - a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud; "his physician recommended psychoanalysis"
epitome, prototype, paradigm, image - a standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father"
2.imago - an adult insect produced after metamorphosis
insect - small air-breathing arthropod
References in classic literature ?
Certain variations can only appear at corresponding ages, for instance, peculiarities in the caterpillar, cocoon, or imago states of the silk-moth; or, again, in the horns of almost full-grown cattle.
Dubai-based consultancy Aseel F&B has launched its new initiative Imago - the MENA's first accelerator dedicated to growth-stage food and beverage companies.
Aseel F&B, a Dubai based consultancy dedicated to providing turnkey solutions for start-up and established businesses in the food and beverage (F&B) space, today (26 April) announced the launch of its new initiative Imago - the MENA region's first accelerator dedicated to growth stage food and beverage companies.
Imago Dei: Human Dignity in Ecumenical Perspective.
The Imago Dei as the Imago Trinitatis; Jurgen Moltmann's doctrine of the image of God.
He does this by looking at four main categories: Imago Dei, Sexuality, Mind and Body, Free Will.
This counseling model starts with the assumption that humans are created in the image of God and then applies psychology and theology within three intervention domains related to imago Dei: functional structural, and relational.
In my tradition, the Jesus one, there's this beautiful idea that has yet to penetrate many of the minds of our world, the idea of Imago Dei, or the image of God.
Composed by faculty and students at the Jesuit College of Antwerp to mark the centenary of the Jesuit order, the Imago primi saeculi remains the fore-most document of the anniversary jubilee sanctioned by Father General Muzio Vitelleschi and celebrated worldwide between 27 September 1639 and 31 July 1640.
AS BELIEVERS, WE CLAIM THAT WE ARE IMAGO Dei--made in God's image: "So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them" (Gen.