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horripilation

[haw-rip-uh-ley-shuh n, ho-] /hɔˌrɪp əˈleɪ ʃən, hɒ-/
noun
1.
a bristling of the hair on the skin from cold, fear, etc.; goose flesh.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Late Latin horripilātiōn- (stem of horripilātiō). See horripilate, -ion
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horripilation

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

from Late Latin horripilationem (nominative horripilatio), noun of action from past participle stem of horripilare, from stem of horrere "to bristle" (see horror) + pilus "hair" (see pile (n.3)).

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horripilation in Medicine

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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