horripilation

horripilation

[haw-rip-uh-ley-shuhn, ho-]
noun
a bristling of the hair on the skin from cold, fear, etc.; goose flesh.

Origin:
1615–25; < Late Latin horripilātiōn- (stem of horripilātiō). See horripilate, -ion

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horripilation (hɒˌrɪpɪˈleɪʃən)
 
n
1.  a technical name for goose flesh
2.  the erection of any short bodily hairs
 
[C17: from Late Latin horripilātiō a bristling, from Latin horrēre to stand on end + pilus hair]

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horripilation hor·rip·i·la·tion (hô-rĭp'ə-lā'shən, hŏ-)
n.
The bristling of body hair, as from cold; goose bumps.

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