fastigium[fa stij′ē əm]
fastigium definition by Webster's New World
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- the most severe point in the course of an illness
- the highest point in the roof of the fourth ventricle of the brain
Origin: Modern Latin ; from Classical Latin an extremity, origin, originally , the top of a gable: see fastigiate
fastigium definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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The period of maximum severity or intensity of a disease or fever.
Origin: Latin fastīgium, apex, height.
fastigium - Medical Definition
- The summit of the roof of the fourth ventricle of the brain.
- The acme or period of full development of a disease.