piloerection

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Etymology[edit]

pilo- +‎ erection

Noun[edit]

piloerection (countable and uncountable, plural piloerections)

  1. The erection of hairs or papillae
    • 2016, Justin O. Schmidt, The Sting of the Wild, Johns Hopkins University Press, →ISBN, page 127:
      A third difference between harvester ant stings and other stings is localized piloerection, the standing up of the hairs around the sting site.
  2. goose bumps; goose pimples

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