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Synonyms for coma

Synonyms for coma

a state of deep and often prolonged unconsciousness

(botany) a usually terminal tuft of bracts (as in the pineapple) or tuft of hairs (especially on certain seeds)

(astronomy) the luminous cloud of particles surrounding the frozen nucleus of a comet

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In the CFHT data, K2 had a coma already at 2 billion miles from the Sun, when it was between the orbits of Uranus and Neptune.
100 consecutive cases of coma between 2 months and 12 years of age were selected for the study.
The coma patients who recovered had the same coordination between these two brain areas as in healthy people, the study reported.
Caption: Eight dark galaxies (circled) are among more than 800 in the Coma cluster (shown).
Hartstein wrote in his blog that they were told, with what appears to be a bit of a triumphal air, that Schumacher is no longer in a coma, adding that 'this is not news'.
Aziz said doctors typically try every few days to bring someone out of a coma.
08, in 30cmT, f/10 x117, prominent, stands out from the star background, quite condensed, central coma punctuated by faint star-like point and surrounded by considerable wispy outer coma.
The X-ray emission is from multimillion-degree gas and the optical data shows galaxies in the Coma Cluster, which contain only about one-sixth the mass in hot gas.
The new Aberdeen Coma Science Group - believed to be the first of its kind in Scotland - hopes to provide greater insights into coma patient awareness.
We imagine that being in a coma feels like going swimming in a suit of armor.
To signal the series' repetition-with-difference, the works arc all titled COMA but each is given a unique subtitle that emulates the language of screenplays.
Patricia, 22, was struck down by a rare brain disease caused by parrot faeces, forcing doctors to place her in a medically induced coma.
A WOMAN who'd been in a coma in a Spanish hospital since Monday has died.
One day when he delivers magazines to the coma ward, Abby is certain that Tess's eyelids flutter.
Summary: RAS AL KHAIMAH -- The Ras Al Khamiah Civil Court has rejected a petition for Dh11 million in compensation demanded by the family of an Emirati who had spent 11 years in deep coma before his death after a road accident which took place in 1998.