from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Exploding or detonating.
- adj. Pathology Occurring suddenly, rapidly, and with great severity or intensity.
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- adj. exploding or detonating
- adj. Occurring suddenly, rapidly, and with great severity or intensity
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Thundering; fulminating.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Lightening and thundering; making a great stir.
- In pathology, developing suddenly: as, fulminant plague.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. sudden and severe
In this condition, called fulminant hepatitis B, a liver transplant is the only treatment of merit.
We also have the sadly familiar type described as the fulminant or, literally, "lightning-stroke" variety.
That showed the death rate for patients with a type of infection called fulminant C.difficile colitis was 75 percent.
However, Katie developed a full-blown version known as fulminant infectious mononucleosis (FIM).
According to hospital representatives, tests at Holtz showed that the baby had neonatal giant cell hepatitis, which led to what doctors call fulminant liver failure.
"As with all fulminant cases, this happened so fast," remembers transplant coordinator Cathy Goodsell.
Jacob was immediately transferred to the Children's Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), where doctors diagnosed him with fulminant hepatic failure — liver failure with a very rapid onset.
Clinical stabilization and effective B-lymphocyte depletion in the cerebrospinal fluid and peripheral blood of a patient with fulminant relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.
Death is usually from acute fulminant respiratory distress, in which one basically drowns in one's own blood-tinted respiratory secretions.
It is a disease of overproduction, of fulminant growth—growth unstoppable, growth tipped into the abyss of no control.