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Noun: gooseflesh  'goos,flesh
  1. Reflex erection of hairs of the skin in response to cold or emotional stress or skin irritation
    - pilomotor reflex, goose bump, goosebump, goose pimple, goose skin, horripilation

Derived forms: goosefleshes

Type of: inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, unconditioned reflex

Encyclopedia: Gooseflesh