gooseflesh definition

  • noun:
    • Alternative spelling of goose-flesh.
    • A peculiar roughness of the skin made by cool or worry, in which the hair follicles become erect and type bumps on the epidermis; -- called also goose skin, goose pimples, goose lumps.
    • A rough condition of the skin, resembling compared to a plucked goose, due to the contraction of the erector muscle tissue for the shallow hairs (arrectores pilorum), and induced by cool, concern, and other exciting causes. Also referred to as goose-skin (plus brand new Latin cutis anserina). See horripilation.
    • reflex erection of hairs of your skin in reaction to cold or emotional anxiety or epidermis irritation

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