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Related to fulminant: Fulminant hepatic failure, fulminant hepatitis, Fulminant colitis

ful·mi·nant

(ful'mi-nănt),
Occurring suddenly, with lightninglike rapidity, and with great intensity or severity (for example, meningococcal meningitis). Compare: fulgurant.
[L. fulmino, pp. -atus, to hurl lightning, fr. fulmen, lightning]

fulminant

(fo͝ol′mə-nənt, fŭl′-)
adj.
Occurring suddenly, rapidly, and with great severity or intensity: fulminant infection.

fulminant

adjective Referring to an abrupt and severe onset of a new disease or condition, or deterioration of a previously diagnosed and managed disorder; the term usually refers to cancer or severe infection and would rarely, if ever, be used for trauma-induced conditions.

fulminant

Medtalk adjective Abrupt, intense, critical

ful·mi·nant

(ful'mi-nănt)
Occurring suddenly, with lightninglike rapidity, and with great intensity or severity (e.g., shooting pain).
Compare: fulgurant
[L. fulmino, pp. -atus, to hurl lightning, fr. fulmen, lightning]

Fulminant

Occurring or flaring up suddenly and with great severity. A potentially fatal complication of amebic dysentery is an inflammation of the colon known as fulminant colitis.
Mentioned in: Dysentery

ful·mi·nant

(ful'mi-nănt)
Occurring suddenly, with lightninglike rapidity, and with great intensity or severity.
[L. fulmino, pp. -atus, to hurl lightning, fr. fulmen, lightning]
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