- the highest point of a fever or disease; the period of greatest development of an infection.
Origin of fastigium
Borrowed into English from Latin around 1670–80
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Related Words for fastigiumlid, head, point, tip, cap, cover, ceiling, roof, face, surface, height, peak, ridge, zenith, climax, crown, culmination, apex, spire, capital
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Historical Examples of fastigium
Fastigium: Orthoptera; the extreme point or front of vertex.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
- The summit of the roof of the fourth ventricle of the brain.
- The acme or period of full development of a disease.
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