pilomotor

adjective
pi·​lo·​mo·​tor | \ ˌpī-lə-ˈmōt-ər How to pronounce pilomotor (audio) \

Medical Definition of pilomotor

: moving or tending to cause movement of the hairs of the skin pilomotor nerves pilomotor erection

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piloerection

pilomotor

pilomotor muscle

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“Pilomotor.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pilomotor. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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