narcolepsy

[ nahr-kuh-lep-see ]
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nounPathology.
  1. a condition characterized by frequent and uncontrollable periods of deep sleep.

Origin of narcolepsy

1
First recorded in 1875–80; narco- + (epi)lepsy

Other words from narcolepsy

  • nar·co·lep·tic, adjective, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for narcolepsy

narcolepsy

/ (ˈnɑːkəˌlɛpsɪ) /


noun
  1. pathol a rare condition characterized by sudden and uncontrollable episodes of deep sleep

Derived forms of narcolepsy

  • narcoleptic, adjective

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