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semicoma

[sem-ee-koh-muh, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈkoʊ mə, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
noun, plural semicomas.
1.
a light coma from which a person can be roused.
Origin of semicoma
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900; semi- + coma1
Related forms
semicomatose
[sem-i-kom-uh-tohs, -koh-muh-] /ˌsɛm ɪˈkɒm əˌtoʊs, -ˈkoʊ mə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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semicomatose in Medicine

semicoma sem·i·co·ma (sěm'ē-kō'mə, sěm'ī-)
n.
A partial or mild comatose state; a coma from which a person may be roused by various stimuli.


sem'i·co'ma·tose' (-kō'mə-tōs', -kŏm'ə-) adj.
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