Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, an unusual feeling of coldness; rigor or chill in or at the onset of fever.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Cold; chilliness.

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Examples

  • They knew about immediate postmortem changes, such as cooling of the body (algor mortis) and temporary stiffening of the muscles (rigor mortis), but these changes don't really alter the appearance of the deceased.

    Plague Vampire Exorcism

  • We expect that because within the first 12 to 24 hours, you have algor (ph) mortis, a warm body.

    CNN Transcript Nov 29, 2007

  • They ` re going to look at -- the first thing, the algor mortis, rigor mortis, and livor mortis.

    CNN Transcript Oct 18, 2005

  • The significant factors in establishing time of death — ambient temperature, rigor mortis, algor mortis (body temperature), livor mortis (settling of the blood), autolysis and putrefaction (indicators of decomposition) — are use­ful only when the body is first examined, not after a week's refrigeration.

    Disordered Minds

  • Like its colleagues, rigor and algor, livor works the clock, beginning twenty minutes to three hours after death and congealing in the capillaries in four to five.

    206 BONES

  • Like its colleagues, rigor and algor, livor works the clock, beginning twenty minutes to three hours after death and congealing in the capillaries in four to five.

    206 BONES

  • Like its colleagues, rigor and algor, livor works the clock, beginning twenty minutes to three hours after death and congealing in the capillaries in four to five.

    206 BONES

  • Flora quibus mater præspargens ante viai cuncta coloribus egregiis et odoribus opplet. inde loci sequitur calor aridus et comes una pulverulenta Ceres et etesia flabra aquilonum, inde antumnus adit, graditur simul Eubius Euan, inde aliæ tempestates ventique secuntur, altitonans Volturnus et auster fulmine pollens. tandem bruma nives adfert pigrumque rigorem, prodit hiemps, sequitur crepitans hanc dentibus algor.

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete Series I, II, and III

  • Flora quibus mater præspargens ante viai cuncta coloribus egregiis et odoribus opplet. inde loci sequitur calor aridus et comes una pulverulenta Ceres et etesia flabra aquilonum, inde antumnus adit, graditur simul Eubius Euan, inde aliæ tempestates ventique secuntur, altitonans Volturnus et auster fulmine pollens. tandem bruma nives adfert pigrumque rigorem, prodit hiemps, sequitur crepitans hanc dentibus algor.

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Third series

  • After the jurors 'first day of deliberations in March 2008, a bailiff found two documents in the jury room: one regarding livor mortis and the other algor mortis.

    Maryland Daily Record

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  • Coldness; Shivering fit.

    April 29, 2008