goose bumps

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Related to cutis anserina: rigor mortis, piloerection

goose bumps

or goose·bumps (go͞os′bŭmps)
pl.n.
Momentary roughness of the skin caused by erection of the papillae in response to cold or to a strong emotion, such as fear or awe. Also called goose flesh, goose pimples.

goose′ bumps`


n.pl.
a bristling of the hair on the skin, as from cold or fear; horripilation. Also called goose flesh, goose pimples.
[1930–35; Amer.]
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The medical term cutis anserina is better known as what common condition?
We call this "goosebumps," but the medical name is cutis anserina.
Another condition, cutis anserina, or goose flesh, is a spasm of the erector pilae muscles due to rigor mortis.