fastigium[fa stij′ē əm]
- the most severe point in the course of an illness
- the highest point in the roof of the fourth ventricle of the brain
Origin of fastigiumModern Latin ; from Classical Latin an extremity, origin, originally , the top of a gable: see fastigiate
The period of maximum severity or intensity of a disease or fever.
Origin of fastigiumLatin fastīgium, apex, height.