goose bumps

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Related to cutis anserina: rigor mortis, piloerection

goose bumps

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goose pimples:

see goosefleshgooseflesh,
temporary rumpling of the skin into tiny bumps, also called goose bumps and goose pimples, and technically known as cutis ansirina. In response to cold or certain emotional states, such as fear or rage, the smooth muscles of the subsurface layer (dermis) of
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