persistent vegetative state

noun

Definition of persistent vegetative state

medical

  1. :  an unconscious state that is the result of severe brain damage and that can last for a very long time

Word by Word Definitions

persistentplay
  1. :  existing for a long or longer than usual time or continuously: such as

    :  retained beyond the usual period

    :  continuing without change in function or structure

vegetativeplay
  1. :  growing or having the power of growing

    :  of, relating to, or engaged in nutritive and growth functions as contrasted with reproductive functions

    :  promoting plant growth

stateplay
  1. :  mode or condition of being

    :  condition of mind or temperament

    :  a condition of abnormal tension or excitement

  1. :  to set by regulation or authority

    :  to express the particulars of especially in words :  report

    :  to express in words


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