[ sem-ee-koh-muh, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm iˈkoʊ mə, ˌsɛm aɪ- /
noun, plural sem·i·co·mas.
a light coma from which a person can be roused.
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OTHER WORDS FROM semicomasem·i·com·a·tose [sem-i-kom-uh-tohs, -koh-muh-], /ˌsɛm ɪˈkɒm əˌtoʊs, -ˈkoʊ mə-/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for semicoma
Some patients are very drowsy, lying in a semi-comatose state except when aroused, and if aroused are very restless.
I was called to see her when she was in a semi-comatose state.
Medical definitions for semicoma
[ sĕm′ē-kō′mə, sĕm′ī- ]
A partial or mild comatose state; a coma from which a person may be roused by various stimuli.
Other words from semicomasem′i•co′ma•tose′ (-kō′mə-tōs′, -kŏm′ə-) adj.
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