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piloerection


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Raising of hair into an upright position as a result of contraction of smooth muscles attached to the base of hair follicles, usually in response to cold or as part of a startle reflex, in humans often accompanied by goose pimples. Also called a pilomotor response. [From Greek pilos hair + English erection]

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