fastigium


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fas·tig·i·um

 (fă-stĭj′ē-əm)
n.
The period of maximum severity or intensity of a disease or fever.

[Latin fastīgium, apex, height.]

fastigium

(fæˈstɪdʒɪəm)
n
(Pathology) (of an illness) the period of greatest intensity
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fastigium

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Medicine. The highest point or state:
Informal: payoff.
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Malaysian artist Wong Hoy Cheong's Fastigium, 2005, used bamboo and netting to add a full-scale minaret to the museum's roof, evoking Guangzhou's overlooked history as a trading port for Muslim Arab merchants during the eighth century and turning discussions about globalization within the PRD toward something tangible.
In the descriptions below the following conventions were adopted for specimen measurements: body length: the distance from apex of fastigium verticis to posterior margin of tenth abdominal tergite; tegmen: the visible distance from base of tegmen to the apex in lateral vew; hind femur: the distance from base of hind femur to the apex of genicular or kneelobe.