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coma

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noun co·ma \ˈkō-mə\

Definition of coma

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

  2. 2 :  a state of mental or physical sluggishness :  torpor

Origin and Etymology of coma

New Latin, from Greek kōma deep sleep


First Known Use: 1646


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coma

noun co·ma

Definition of coma

plural

comae

play \-ˌmē, -ˌmī\
  1. 1 :  a tufted bunch (as of branches, bracts, or seed hairs)

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

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

comatic

play \kō-ˈma-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of coma

Latin, hair, from Greek komē


First Known Use: 1669


COMA Defined for Kids

coma

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noun co·ma \ˈkō-mə\

Definition of coma for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

coma

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noun co·ma \ˈkō-mə\

Medical Definition of coma

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



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