African sleeping sickness

noun

: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/African%20sleeping%20sickness. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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African sleeping sickness

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Medical Definition

African sleeping sickness

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