nounpl. -·goes, -·gos, imag′i·nes·
- an insect in its final, adult, reproductive stage, generally having wings
- Psychoanalysis image (noun)
Origin of imagoModL, special use (by Linnaeus) of L, an image, likeness
nounpl. i·ma·goes, or i·ma·gi·nes
- An insect in its sexually mature adult stage after metamorphosis.
- Psychology An often idealized image of a person, usually a parent, formed in childhood and persisting unconsciously into adulthood.
Origin of imagoLatin imāgō imāgin- image ; see aim- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin imāgō.