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fastigium

[fa-stij-ee-uh m] /fæˈstɪdʒ i əm/
noun, plural fastigiums, fastigia
[fa-stij-ee-uh] /fæˈstɪdʒ i ə/ (Show IPA).
Medicine/Medical
1.
the highest point of a fever or disease; the period of greatest development of an infection.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; < Latin
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fastigium in Medicine

fastigium fas·tig·i·um (fā-stĭj'ē-əm)
n.

  1. The summit of the roof of the fourth ventricle of the brain.

  2. The acme or period of full development of a disease.

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