coma coma  /ˈkoʊ mə/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a state of deep and often prolonged unconsciousness; usually the result of disease or injury
  2. (n) (botany) a usually terminal tuft of bracts (as in the pineapple) or tuft of hairs (especially on certain seeds)
  3. (n) (astronomy) the luminous cloud of particles surrounding the frozen nucleus of a comet; forms as the comet approaches the sun and is warmed

News

  1. Coma Cinema's Aching 'Virgin Veins' Tells of Trauma

    A self-deprecating spark burns bright on Coma Cinema's bare new track "Virgin Veins." The since-abandoned project of South Carolina singer/songwriter Mat Cothran, Coma Cinema's output circa 2011 is an expansive account of strange and beautiful survival, featuring spare drums, purring acoustic hums, and wispy vocals that warm the ear...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Spin

  2. Family: U-M employee struck by truck last week in coma following surgery

    A pedestrian hit last week in Ann Arbor was in a coma Tuesday after undergoing surgery, his family said. The man hit by a truck last week near the University of Michigan campus is in a coma following a...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: MLive.com

  3. Coma after soy sauce OD

    A young man who drank a quart of soy sauce went into a coma and nearly died from an excess of salt in his body, according to a recent case report.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: MSN

Quotes

  1. "I definitely learned my lesson. I could have ended up in a coma," said Michael Levine, a 28-year-old financial adviser in Los Angeles, who lied to a specialist he saw for a wrist injury.
    on Nov 7, 2006 By: Michael E. Levine Source: Christian Post

  2. "Two days later, I got a call about his stroke. My wife and I flew to Johns Hopkins Hospital immediately," Douglas said. "He was in a coma. I held his hand and talked to him. Maybe he heard me. My only consolation is that he did not suffer."
    on Apr 26, 2007 By: Kirk Douglas Source: New York Daily News

  3. "The Neues Museum has finally awoken from its coma," Mayor Klaus Wowereit said, describing the handover as "a great day for culture in the whole world."
    on Mar 5, 2009 By: Klaus Wowereit Source: FOXNews

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