the erection of hair of the head or body, as from fear, disease, or cold; goose bumps
Origin of horripilationLate Latin horripilatio: see horripilate
The bristling of the body hair, as from fear or cold; goose bumps.
Origin of horripilationLate Latin horripilātiō horripilātiōn- from Latin horripilātus past participle of horripilāre to bristle with hairs horrēre to tremble pilāre to grow hair ( from pilus hair )
- A real or fancied bristling of the hair of the head or body, resulting from disease, terror, chilliness, etc.