|rigor (ˈraɪɡɔː, ˈrɪɡə)|
|1.||med a sudden feeling of chilliness, often accompanied by shivering: it sometimes precedes a fever|
|2.||pathol rigidity of a muscle; muscular cramp|
|3.||a state of rigidity assumed by some animals in reaction to sudden shock|
|4.||the inertia assumed by some plants in conditions unfavourable to growth|
rigor rig·or (rĭg'ər)
Shivering or trembling, as caused by a chill.
A state of rigidity in living tissues or organs that prevents response to stimuli.