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.; gooseflesh.
/hɒˌrɪpɪˈleɪʃən/
noun (physiol)
1.
a technical name for goose flesh
2.
the erection of any short bodily hairs
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)).

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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