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

Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of African sleeping sickness was in 1875

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“African sleeping sickness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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African sleeping sickness


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African sleeping sickness

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