horripilation

noun
hor·​rip·​i·​la·​tion | \ hȯ-ˌrip-ə-ˈlā-shən, hä- How to pronounce horripilation (audio) \

Medical Definition of horripilation

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

Other Words from horripilation

horripilate \ hȯ-​ˈrip-​ə-​ˌlāt, hä-​ How to pronounce horripilate (audio) \ transitive verb horripilated; horripilating

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