CATAPHORA By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 n. a type of coma - a semicomatous one - which is marked by intervals of partial consciousness. The wakefulness, however, is imperfect and is characterized by lethargy and somnolence. CATAPHORA: "A person experiencing cataphora is mostly asleep in a state of semicoma." Related Psychology Terms CATAPHORA LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS (LOO SCHEDULED AWAKENING SLEEPING SICKNESS OPEN SOCIETY PARTIAL SEIZURE CONSCIOUS 1 (CS) TEMPORAL LOBE EPILEPSY TIME AGNOSIA GRAY-OUT Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CATAPHORA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/cataphora/ (accessed May 27, 2020).