[ nahr-kuh-lep-see ]
/ ˈnɑr kəˌlɛp si /
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a condition characterized by frequent and uncontrollable periods of deep sleep.
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OTHER WORDS FROM narcolepsynar·co·lep·tic, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for narcolepsy
/ (ˈnɑːkəˌlɛpsɪ) /
pathol a rare condition characterized by sudden and uncontrollable episodes of deep sleep
Derived forms of narcolepsynarcoleptic, adjective
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Medical definitions for narcolepsy
[ när′kə-lĕp′sē ]
A disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable, though often brief, attacks of deep sleep, sometimes accompanied by paralysis and hallucinations.hypnolepsy
Other words from narcolepsynar′co•lep′tic (-lĕp′tĭk) adj. n.
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