Medical Dictionary

horripilation

noun hor·rip·i·la·tion \ hȯ-ˌrip-ə-ˈlā-shən, hä- \

medical Definition of horripilation

:a bristling of the hair of the head or body (as from disease, terror, or chilliness) :goose bumps

horripilate

play \hȯ-ˈrip-ə-ˌlāt, hä-\ transitive verb horripilated; horripilating

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