Definition of Horripilation in English :

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Horripilation meaning in English

Meaning of Horripilation in English

Pronunciation of Horripilation in English

Horripilation pronunciation in English

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1. goose bump, goose pimple, goose skin, goosebump, gooseflesh, horripilation, pilomotor reflex

reflex erection of hairs of the skin in response to cold or emotional stress or skin irritation

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noun physiology
1.  a technical name for gooseflesh
the erection of any short bodily hairs

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the erection of hair of the head or body, as from fear, disease, or cold; goose flesh

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The bristling of the body hair, as from fear or cold; goose bumps.

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