fastigium

[ fa-stij-ee-uh m ]
/ fæˈstɪdʒ i əm /

noun, plural fas·tig·i·ums, fas·tig·i·a [fa-stij-ee-uh] /fæˈstɪdʒ i ə/. Medicine/Medical.

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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fastigium

[ fă-stĭjē-əm ]

n.

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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