Definition of Fulminant

1. Adjective. Sudden and severe. "Fulminant fever"

Similar to: Sudden
Derivative terms: Fulminate



Definition of Fulminant

1. a. Thundering; fulminating.

Definition of Fulminant

1. Adjective. exploding or detonating ¹

2. Adjective. (pathology) Occurring suddenly, rapidly, and with great severity or intensity ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fulminant

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Fulminant

1. Occurring suddenly, with lightning-like rapidity, and with great intensity or severity; applied to certain pains, e.g., those of tabes dorsalis. Compare: fulgurant. Origin: L. Fulmino, pp. -atus, to hurl lightning, fr. Fulmen, lightning (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fulminant

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fulminant (current term)
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Literary usage of Fulminant

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1. Diseases of the nervous system by Jerome Keating Bauduy (1892)
"... Fever— Malarial Fevers—Three Forms: Simple, fulminant, and Purpuric—Clinical History —First Form—Symptoms—Brain, Spinal, ..."

2. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1908)
"As a rule it is possible to separate by means of the patients' histories and the clinical appearances, the fulminant cases which terminate fatally, ..."

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