African sleeping sickness

noun

Definition of African sleeping sickness

: sleeping sickness sense 1 African sleeping sickness, caused by Trypanosoma brucei, gradually brings on devastating neurological symptoms that affect the sleep cycle.— C. Brownlee

First Known Use of African sleeping sickness

1875, in the meaning defined above

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“African sleeping sickness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/African%20sleeping%20sickness. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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