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[sem-ee-koh-muh, sem-ahy-]
noun, plural sem·i·co·mas.
  1. a light coma from which a person can be roused.
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Origin of semicoma

First recorded in 1895–1900; semi- + coma1
Related formssem·i·com·a·tose [sem-i-kom-uh-tohs, -koh-muh-] /ˌsɛm ɪˈkɒm əˌtoʊs, -ˈkoʊ mə-/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • I was called to see her when she was in a semi-comatose state.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II


  • Some patients are very drowsy, lying in a semi-comatose state except when aroused, and if aroused are very restless.

semi-comatose in Medicine


(sĕm′ē-kōmə, sĕm′ī-)
  1. A partial or mild comatose state; a coma from which a person may be roused by various stimuli.
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Related formssem′i•coma•tose′ (-kōmə-tōs′, -kŏmə-) adj.
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