coma

noun (1)
co·​ma | \ˈkō-mə \

Definition of coma 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a state of profound unconsciousness caused by disease, injury, or poison

2 : a state of mental or physical sluggishness : torpor

coma

noun (2)
plural comae\ ˈkō-​ˌmē , -​ˌmī \

Definition of coma (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a tufted bunch (as of branches, bracts, or seed hairs)

2 : the head of a comet consisting of a cloud of gas and dust and usually containing a nucleus

3 : an optical aberration in which the image of a point source is a comet-shaped blur

Other Words from coma

Noun (2)

comatic \ kō-​ˈma-​tik \ adjective

First Known Use of coma

Noun (1)

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1669, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for coma

Noun (1)

New Latin, from Greek kōma deep sleep

Noun (2)

Latin, hair, from Greek komē

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coma

noun
co·​ma | \ˈkō-mə \

Kids Definition of coma

: a condition resembling deep sleep that is caused by sickness or injury

coma

noun
co·​ma | \ˈkō-mə \

Medical Definition of coma 

: a state of profound unconsciousness caused by disease, injury, or poison

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