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.

Nearby words

  1. faster,
  2. fastidious,
  3. fastidiously,
  4. fastie,
  5. fastigiate,
  6. fasting,
  7. fastly,
  8. fastness,
  9. fastuous,
  10. fastuously

Origin of fastigium

Borrowed into English from Latin around 1670–80

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Medicine definitions for fastigium

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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