[ 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.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for semicoma


[ sĕm′ē-kōmə, sĕm′ī- ]


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