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Meaning of COMA

Pronunciation:  'kowmu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a state of deep and often prolonged unconsciousness; usually the result of disease or injury
  2. [n]  (astronomy) the luminous cloud of particles surrounding the frozen nucleus of a comet; forms as the comet approaches the sun and is warmed
  3. [n]  a usually terminal tuft of hairs especially on a seed

COMA is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: comatoseness
 See Also: cloud, comet, diabetic coma, fuzz, hair, hepatic coma, Kussmaul's coma, tomentum, unconsciousness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Co"ma\ (k[=o]"m[.a]), n. [NL., fr. Gr. kw^ma lethargy, fr.
    koima^n to put to sleep. See {Cemetery}.]
    A state of profound insensibility from which it is difficult
    or impossible to rouse a person. See {Carus}.
  2. \Co"ma\, n. [L., hair, fr. Gr. ko`mh.]
    1. (Astron.) The envelope of a comet; a nebulous covering,
       which surrounds the nucleus or body of a comet.
    2. (Bot.) A tuft or bunch, -- as the assemblage of branches
       forming the head of a tree; or a cluster of bracts when
       empty and terminating the inflorescence of a plant; or a
       tuft of long hairs on certain seeds.
    {Coma Berenices}[L.] (Astron.), a small constellation north
       of Virgo; -- called also {Berenice's Hair}.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A state of unarousable unconsciousness.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are in a coma indicates your helplessness and inability to function in some given situation. You are not prepared for the major changes that are happening around you. Alternatively, your dream coma state may reflect what is really happening to you body when you are in the dream stage of sleep. In this stage of sleep, our bodies remain immobile as if it was paralyzed, commonly known as REM paralysis.
Biology Dictionary
  1. A tuft, especially of hairs on a seed.
  2. A coma is a potentially long-term condition in which affected individuals are completely unconscious with no voluntary movements.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: blackout, catalepsy, catatonia, catatony, dullness, encephalitis lethargica, faint, grayout, hebetude, high, kayo, knockout, KO, languor, lassitude, lethargy, lipothymia, lipothymy, narcohypnosis, narcolepsy, narcoma, narcosis, narcotic stupor, narcotization, nirvana, nirvana principle, nod, nothingness, oblivion, obliviousness, sedation, semiconsciousness, senselessness, shock, sleep, sleeping sickness, slumber, sopor, stupor, swoon, syncope, thanatosis, torpidity, torpor, trance, unconsciousness