Definition of Horripilation

1. Noun. Reflex erection of hairs of the skin in response to cold or emotional stress or skin irritation.




Definition of Horripilation

1. n. A real or fancied bristling of the hair of the head or body, resulting from disease, terror, chilliness, etc.

Definition of Horripilation

1. Noun. A real or fancied bristling of the hair of the head or body, resulting from disease, terror, chilliness, etc. ¹

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Medical Definition of Horripilation

1. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Horripilation

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1. Archives of Surgery (1898)
"Although allied in nature to what we know as a rigor, or shivering, horripilation is yet somewhat different. It concerns the skin, and in all probability ..."

2. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison (1891)
"I. Spring or leap on one leg or foot horripilation, N. (Mea.) Shuddering, creeping. 2. ... Shuddering, horripilation. Horrors, n. pi. [With The prefixed. ..."

3. Manual of Homoeopathic Therapeutics: Intended Also as a Guide in the Study by Clemens Maria Franz von Bönninghausen, Daniel Didier Roth (1847)
"Fever composed of heat, followed by horripilation. Cap», cocc. hell, natr-mur. puls. ... 1780. horripilation, succeeded by a cold fit. Ars. bry. ipec. lach. ..."

4. The Pathology of Emotions: Physiological and Clinical Studies by Charles Féré (1899)
"When one observes ill some measure that horripilation is a phenomenon independent of the ... The phenomena of the goose skin and horripilation which produce ..."

5. The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences ...by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society (1888)
"... a trembling; from hórreo, to shake for cold. F. horreur; G. Schauder.) A shivering, or cold fit of ague. Also, the same as horripilation. horripilation. ..."

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