Sleeping Sickness Definition

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noun
An infectious disease, esp. common in tropical Africa, caused by either of two trypanosomes (Trypanosoma gambiense or T. rhodesiense) that are transmitted by the bite of a tsetse fly: it is characterized by fever, drowsiness, and coma, usually ending in prolonged coma and death.
Webster's New World
Inflammation of the brain, caused by a virus and characterized by drowsiness and lethargy.
Webster's New World
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Singular:
sleeping sickness
Plural:
sleeping sicknesses

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