horripilationmedical dictionary

<medicine> A real or fancied bristling of the hair of the head or body, resulting from disease, terror, chilliness, etc.

Origin: L. Horripilatio, fr. Horripilare to bristle; horrere to bristle + pilus the hair: cf. F. Horripilation.

(01 Mar 1998)

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