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co·ma 1

n. pl. co·mas
A state of deep, often prolonged unconsciousness, usually the result of injury, disease, or poison, in which an individual is incapable of sensing or responding to external stimuli and internal needs.

[Greek kōma, deep sleep.]

co·ma 2

n. pl. co·mae (-mē)
1. Astronomy The nebulous luminescent cloud surrounding the nucleus of a comet and composed of material evaporated from the nucleus when the comet is near the perihelion of its orbit. The nucleus and coma together form the head of a comet.
2. Botany A usually terminal tuft or cluster, especially a tuft of hairs on a seed, as on a willow or milkweed seed.
3. Physics A diffuse, comet-shaped image of a point source of light or radiation caused by aberration in an optical system.

[Latin, hair, from Greek komē.]

co′mal adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.comal - of certain seeds (such as cotton) having a tuft or tufts of hair; "comate (or comose) seeds"; "a comal tuft"
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
haired, hairy, hirsute - having or covered with hair; "Jacob was a hairy man"; "a hairy caterpillar"
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Waldrip, 54, earned his law degree while working as a police officer in New Braunfels, worked for lower Texas appeals courts and handled appellate cases as the Comal County district attorney.
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The resort is also offering new guest amenities including Treehaus lodging units, beaches, new lounging locations, the Grand Lawn event area, and the Wasserstrasse river walk, along banks of the Comal River.
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