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Meaning of HORRIPILATION

Pronunciation:  ho`ripu'leyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  reflex erection of hairs of the skin in response to cold or emotional stress or skin irritation
 

HORRIPILATION is a 13 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: goose bump, goose pimple, goose skin, gooseflesh, pilomotor reflex
 
 See Also: inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, unconditioned reflex

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hor*rip`i*la"tion\, n. [L. horripilatio, fr.
horripilare to bristle; horrere to bristle + pilus the hair:
cf. F. horripilation.] (Med.)
A real or fancied bristling of the hair of the head or body,
resulting from disease, terror, chilliness, etc.

 
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