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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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Dry Comal Creek Winery produces wines including a unique pioneering Black Spanish (Lenoir) suite of award-wining wines.
Three months before the El Comal collapse, three miners, including one woman, were killed by a cave-in at a mine known as La Campana, also near Bonanza.
geiseri were counted (except at Comal River) and classified as male (presence of gonopodium; Pyke, 2005), female (presence of gravid spot; Peden, 1973), or immature (<10 mm; lack of gonopodium and gravid spot; Haynes and Cashner, 1995) before being released.
Comal Springs, the largest outflows of the Edwards Aquifer, emerge at an elevation of 190 m and form the Comal River in Comal County, Texas.
It would reverse the continued reduction of spring flows at the San Marcos and Comal springs, while maintaining the superior reliability of the Uvalde Pool of the Edwards Aquifer, allowing for better management and long-term use and planning of the region's primary source of water.
The historically large volume, steady flow, and warm temperature (74[degrees]F or 23[degrees]C) of the Comal River created habitat for the fountain darter and, unfortunately, a non-native snail, the red-rimmed melania (Melanoides tuberculatus), and its accompanying parasitic trematode or flatworm.
Straddling the Guadalupe River between Comal and Kendall counties, Guadalupe River State Park provides another prime example of the Texas Hill Country north San Antonio.
We eat quesadillas made with tortillas from a hot comal by the cook who will no doubt miss part of the celebration because of us.
She rises at three to pat the moist cornmeal into tortillas and toss them on the sizzling comal (a kind of skillet) as the fire dances beneath.
OUR partner COMAL has developed a new way of trading for local communities.
This is not to lament nostalgically the replacement of huaraches by Adidas, of tesguino, their corn-fermented beverage, by Pepsi, of the comal by the microwave oven, for baking tortillas.
On page 853, note 42, Comal Springs fell below 200 cfs in "41%" of the years during the period from 1958 to 1998, not "43%.