- A state of profound unconsciousness from which one cannot be roused; may be due to the action of an ingested toxic substance or of one formed in the body, to trauma, or to disease.
- An aberration of spheric lenses; occurring in cases of oblique incidence (the image of a point becomes comet shaped).
Synonym(s): coma aberration
[G. koma, deep sleep, trance]
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