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coma2

co·ma2

coma2

 
pronunciation:
ko m
part of speech: noun
inflections: comae
definition 1: the cloud around a comet's nucleus; the head of a comet.
definition 2: in optics, a diffuse image of a point source in the shape of a comet.
definition 3: in botany, a tuft at one end, such as the silky hairs at the ends of some seeds or the bracts at the top of a pineapple.