|1.||Also called: African sleeping sickness an African disease caused by infection with protozoans of the genus Trypanosoma, characterized by fever, wasting, and sluggishness|
|2.||Also called (esp formerly): sleepy sickness, Technical name: encephalitis lethargica an epidemic viral form of encephalitis characterized by extreme drowsiness|
African trypanosomiasis n.
Either of two types of an often fatal, endemic infectious disease of humans and animals in tropical Africa: Gambian trypanosomiasis or Rhodesian trypanosomiasis.
|sleeping sickness (slē'pĭng) Pronunciation Key