piloerection

Definitions

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  • noun The erection of hairs or papillae.
  • noun goose pimples / goose bumps.

Etymologies

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pilo- +‎ erection

Examples

  • What he's describing here is piloerection, which is a functional part of the fear response in other haired/furred animals, but vestigial in humans.

    Supernatural Superserious

  • What he's describing here is piloerection, which is a functional part of the fear response in other haired/furred animals, but vestigial in humans.

    Archive 2010-05-23

  • Additional evidence for the occurrence of a seizure includes piloerection gooseflesh, pupillary dilatation, and tachycardia.

    The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry

  • "That's piloerection," a sign of emotional arousal, says Dr. Dana Hasselschwert, head of veterinary sciences at the

    NYT > Home Page

  • Goosebumps piloerection are the body's response to awe, apparently, a visceral response to the sense of self-expanding beyond our physical limits to merge with the larger collective.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Yes, you can get those drones, although they won't have quite the depth that your 'cello does ... and as for piloerection (that "hair standing on its end" thing), yup.

    Mandolin Cafe News

  • His forceful upright walking and piloerection (hair on end) indicate his agitation.

    Scientific American

  • Some animals also enjoy other benefits of piloerection; for example, your barn cats might fluff up to make themselves look bigger and more intimidating to your barn dogs.

    TheHorse.com News

  • Yes, you can get those drones, although they won't have quite the depth that your 'cello does ... and as for piloerection (that "hair standing on its end" thing), yup.

    Mandolin Cafe News

  • Yes, you can get those drones, although they won't have quite the depth that your 'cello does ... and as for piloerection (that "hair standing on its end" thing), yup.

    Mandolin Cafe News

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  • example : goosebumps

    September 9, 2010