Definition of Goose skin

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

Definition of Goose skin

1. Noun. Raised skin, usually caused by the involuntary erection of hairs on the neck or arms caused by cold, excitement, or fear. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Goose Skin

goose barnacle
goose bump
goose bumps
goose down
goose egg
goose eggs
goose flesh
goose grease
goose is cooked
goose liver
goose parvovirus
goose pimple
goose pimples
goose plum
goose skin (current term)
goose step
goose up
goose viral hepatitis
goose wing
goose wings
gooseberry bush
gooseberry family
gooseberry rust

Literary usage of Goose skin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Handbook of the Diagnosis and Treatment of Skin Diseases by Arthur Van Harlingen (1895)
"goose skin, called also Cuds anserina, goose flesh, etc., is a well known condition of the skin, marked by a prominence about the individual hair follicles, ..."

2. The Iron Pincers by Eugène Sue (1909)
"GOOSE-SKIN THE JUGGLER. Sight has come; the stars shine in the sky; only the moon has not yet risen. In lieu of the laughing orchard of the Marchioness of ..."

3. Spondylotherapy: Physio and Pharmaco-therapy and Diagnostic Methods Based on by Albert Abrams (1918)
"105,1 have projected a composite picture of pilo- motor reflexes, as shown by goose-skin over different vertebral areas, after irritation of different ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"After garbling and freeing from foreign matter, the resin is submitted to various chemical operations for the purpose of clearing the "goose-skin," the name ..."

5. Diseases of the Skin: A Textbook for Students and Practitioners by J. M. H. MacLeod (1921)
"Mild degrees of this affection resemble " goose-skin " (Cutis anserina), ... In goose-skin, also, the lesions cannot be picked out like the horny plugs in ..."

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