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Definition of imago noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    imago

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ɪˈmeɪɡoʊ//
     
    , NAmE//ɪˈmɑɡoʊ//
     
     
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  1. 1(psychology) a mental image of someone as being perfect that you do not realize you have and that influences your behavior
  2. 2 (pl. imagos or imagines
    NAmE//ɪˈmeɪɡəniz//
     
    , NAmE//ɪˈmɑɡəniz//
     
    )
    the final and fully developed adult stage of an insect, especially one with wings
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