Translation of coma in Spanish:

coma

Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊmə/

n (pl comas)

  • 1 [Med] coma (m) to be in/to go into a coma estar*/entrar or caer* en coma
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    • Conversely, the recovery of people from what we would call comas or deep sleep could be interpreted as an example of miraculous resurrection, perhaps accounting in part for the enduring popularity of saintly healing.
    • He had been in a deep coma at the Royal Hospital for Neurodisability after suffering severe brain damage.
    • The highest possible score is 15, and the lowest possible score is three, which indicates the most severe, deep coma.
  • 2
    (pl comas or, comae /-maɪ/)
    (of comet) cabellera (f), coma (f)
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    • Rosetta's instruments will analyse the gases and dust grains in the coma that forms when the comet becomes active, as well as the interaction with the solar wind.
    • As it approaches the Sun, heat causes ices in the nucleus to sublimate, creating a cloud of gas and dust known as the coma.
    • The second explanation is that the X-rays are just solar X-rays scattered by the dust present in the coma.

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