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."
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