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 horripilati&omacron;, horripilati&omacron;n-, from Latin horripilatus, past participle of horripilare, to bristle with hairs : horr&emacron;re, to tremble + pilare, 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.