- Growing or functioning involuntarily or unconsciously, after the assumed manner of vegetable life; denoting especially a state of grossly impaired consciousness, as after severe head trauma or brain disease, in which a person is incapable of voluntary or purposeful acts and only responds reflexively to painful stimuli.
- Resting; not active; denoting the stage of a cell or its nucleus in which the process of karyokinesis is quiescent.
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