noun, plural co·mas.
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Origin of coma1
Words nearby coma
Definition for coma (2 of 2)
noun, plural co·mae [koh-mee]. /ˈkoʊ mi/.
- a tuft of silky hairs at the end of a seed.
- the leafy crown of a tree; cluster of leaves at the end of a stem.
- a terminal cluster of bracts, as in the pineapple.
Origin of coma2
Example sentences from the Web for coma
A new objective marker like this could help to improve the practice of anesthesia and treatments for coma patients.Brain’s ‘Background Noise’ May Hold Clues to Persistent Mysteries|Elizabeth Landau|February 8, 2021|Quanta Magazine
He has been jailed more than ten times, spent hundreds of days in police custody since 2011, and was left in a coma after being poisoned by a powerful nerve agent last year.'His Fight Is in Russia.' Why Navalny Flew Home Straight Into Putin's Clutches|Madeline Roache|January 18, 2021|Time
Silca was transported to the hospital and remained in a coma until he died a month later.Morning Report: Obscure Sheriff Review Board Under Scrutiny|Voice of San Diego|December 3, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Silva was transported to the hospital and remained in a coma until he died a month later.Obscure Sheriff’s Review Board Gets New Scrutiny in Court|Ashly McGlone|December 3, 2020|Voice of San Diego
With Shonray in a medically induced coma, Shonte checked in with her sister’s nurses daily and visited twice a week, every Thursday and Sunday.Two School Districts Had Different Mask Policies. Only One Had a Teacher on a Ventilator.|by Annie Waldman and Heather Vogell|November 23, 2020|ProPublica
The peace process is in a coma; and ISIS, Hamas, Assad, Hezbollah, and the Iranian mullahs make Israel look like the good guys.The Inside Story of U.S. Meddling in Israel’s Elections|Aaron David Miller|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Everything changes when Rick slips into a coma after being shot while pursuing a criminal.
For Rick, who awakens from his coma months after the dead have risen, the world changes overnight.
While he was in a coma for seven days, his consciousness entered a series of transcendent realms.
Nine months later, he awakens from his coma with washboard abs and the ability to run really fast.‘The Flash’ Review: Teen Angst Gets a Comic Book Quickie|Sujay Kumar|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In diabetes its presence is a grave symptom and often forewarns of approaching coma.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
He then retired into solitude near Coma, passing his time in manual labour, prayer, and study.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle|C. King Eley
It's more of a coma, something like the hibernation of a bear or a possum.Islands of Space|John W Campbell
I am glad to have been aroused by so sympathetic a spirit from the coma of thirty years.My New Curate|P.A. Sheehan
The fatal coma may last even when the person has been removed from the gas from hours to days.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection|Alexander Wynter Blyth
British Dictionary definitions for coma (1 of 2)
noun plural -mas
Word Origin for coma
British Dictionary definitions for coma (2 of 2)
noun plural -mae (-miː)
- a tuft of hairs attached to the seed coat of some seeds
- the terminal crown of leaves of palms and moss stems