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

Derived forms: horripilations

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

Encyclopedia: Horripilation