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i·ma·go / iˈmāgō; iˈmä-/ • n. (pl. i·ma·gos , i·ma·goes or i·ma·gi·nes / iˈmāgəˌnēz/ ) 1. Entomol. the final and fully developed adult stage of an insect, typically winged. 2. Psychoanalysis an unconscious, idealized mental image of someone, esp. a parent, that influences a person's behavior.

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imago Adult, reproductive stage of an insect that has undergone full metamorphosis. Imagos are the winged insects, such as butterflies and dragonflies, that emerge from pupas or develop from nymphs.

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imago The adult sexually mature stage in the life cycle of an insect after metamorphosis.

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"imago." A Dictionary of Biology. . Encyclopedia.com. 25 Jun. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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imago (entom.) final stage of an insect. XVIII. mod. use of L. imāgō IMAGE.

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"imago." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology. . Encyclopedia.com. 25 Jun. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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imago The fully developed adult among pterygote insects.

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"imago." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Encyclopedia.com. 25 Jun. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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imago The fully developed adult among pterygote insects.

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"imago." A Dictionary of Zoology. . Encyclopedia.com. 25 Jun. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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