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Pronunciation: kris-pa'shun


  1. A “creepy” sensation due to slight, fibrillary muscular contractions.
  2. Retraction of a divided artery, or of muscular fibers or other tissues when cut across.

[L. crispo, pp. -atus, to curl]

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