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  1. a usually terminal tuft of hairs especially on a seed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a state of deep and often prolonged unconsciousness; usually the result of disease or injury Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (astronomy) the luminous cloud of particles surrounding the frozen nucleus of a comet; forms as the comet approaches the sun and is warmed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. A state of profound insensibility from which it is difficult or impossible to rouse a person. See Carus. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. The envelope of a comet; a nebulous covering, which surrounds the nucleus or body of a comet. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. A tuft or bunch, -- as the assemblage of branches forming the head of a tree; or a cluster of bracts when empty and terminating the inflorescence of a plant; or a tuft of long hairs on certain seeds. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. A profound state of unconsciousness associated with depressed cerebral activity from which the individual cannot be aroused. Coma generally occurs when there is dysfunction or injury involving both cerebral hemispheres or the brain stem RETICULAR FORMATION. Medical Dictionary DB
  8. Prolonged unconsciousness; insensibility; stupor; the cloudy, hairlike envelope surrounding the nucleus, or center, of a comet. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. A state of profound unconsciousness from which one cannot be roused; it may be due to the action of an ingested poison, such as alcohol or opium, or of one formed in the body, as in uremic or diabetic c., to injury or disease of the brain, as in apoplexy, or to hysteria. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  10. Deep stupor or sleep; unconsciousness; lethargy. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  11. Deep sleep: stupor. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Hairy appearance of a comet; lethargy. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. A state of unconsciousness, with slow, heavy breathing; stupor. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. The glowing, hazy mass around the nucleus of a comet. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. A tuft of silky hairs. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A state of deep sleep; lethargy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. A small fascicle of leaves or hairs on the top of a stem; an assemblage of branches forming the head of a forest tree; the nebulous covering which surrounds the nucleus of a comet. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. Lethargy; a dozing; a kind of stupor or propensity to sleep in certain diseases. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. The stem of a plant terminating in a tuft or bush; the hairy appearance that surrounds a comet. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. A terminal cluster of bracts as in the pine-apple; hairs found on certain seeds; stupor. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  21. [Greek] A terminal cluster of bracts, as in pine-apple; hair-tufts on certain seeds. Stupor. na
  22. k[=o]'ma, n. deep sleep: stupor.--adj. COM'ATOSE, affected with coma: drowsy. [Gr. k[=o]ma.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. k[=o]'ma, n. (bot.) a tuft or bunch of hairy-like appendages as on some seeds: the leafy branches forming the head of a tree: (astron.) the nebulous envelope surrounding the nucleus of a comet. [L.--Gr. kom[=e], hair of the head.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  24. A profound state of sleep, from which it is extremely difficult to rouse the individual. It is a symptom which occurs in many diseases. Two varieties are distinguished, 1. Coma vigil seu ogrypnodes, Pervigilium, Virgiliae nimiae, Typhonia, Veternus, Veternositas, Agrypnocoma, Carus lethargus vigil, Typhomania, which is accompanied with delirium. The patient has his eyes closed, but opens them when called; and closes them again immediately. This state is accompanied with considerable restlessness. 2. Coma Somnolentum, C. Comatodes;- in which the patient speaks when roused, but remains silent and immovable in the intervals. Coma is a deeper sleep than sopor, but less so than lethargy and carus. Coma, Capilus- c Agrypnodes, see Coma- c. Apoplexia, Apoplexy- c. Somnolentum, Somnolency, see Coma- c. Vigil, see Coma. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  25. [Greek] A condition of profound stupor, due to overwhelming of the nervous system by poison, injury, or disease. C. vigil, a condition due to profound prostration of the nervous system, in which the patient, although in a state of apathy and stupor, remains wakeful and more or less conscious all the time. na
  26. Unnatural heavy sleep, stupor, lethargy. Hence comatose a. [Greek] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  27. (pl. -ae). (Bot.) tuft of silky hairs at end of seed; (Astr.) nebulous envelope round nucleus of comet. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  28. Profound stupor in sickness or after severe injury. American pocket medical dictionary.
  29. A condition of insensibility, following disease or trauma, from which the patient can be roused but partially or not at all. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  30. [Gr.] A profound insensibility, resulting from cerebral compression, or some narcotics, as opium. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  31. [Gr.] The luminous, nebulous substance surrounding the nucleus of a comet. The nucleus, with the coma, forms the head of the comet. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy

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