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quadruplet

 [kwah-dro̳p´let]
one of four offspring produced at one birth.

qua·drup·let

(kwah-drup'let),
One of four children born at one birth.
Synonym(s): quadrigeminus
[L. quadruplus, fourfold]

quadruplet

/quad·rup·let/ (kwod-rldbomacp´let) one of four offspring produced at one birth.

quadruplet

(kwŏ-drŭp′lĭt, -dro͞o′plĭt, kwŏd′rə-plĭt)
n.
1. One of four offspring born in a single birth.
2. A group or combination of four associated by common properties or behavior.
3. Music A group of four notes having the time value of three notes of the same kind.

quadruplet

[kwod′roo͡plit, kwodro̅o̅′plit]
Etymology: L, quadruplex, fourfold
any one of four offspring born after the same gestation period during a single pregnancy. See also Hellin's law.

quad·rup·let

(kwahd-rūp'lĕt)
One of four children born at one birth.
[L. quadruplus, fourfold]

quadruplet

one of four offspring produced at one birth. Said of species that normally have single births.
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Packard delivered naturally conceived quadruplets to a San Mateo family in 2005, but those were three boys and one girl.
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The organisation MOST, Mothers of Super Twins, said spontaneous conception of quadruplets was extremely rare and estimated the odds at one in 571,787 pregnancies.
Of that group, 94 percent hoped for twins; two percent wanted triplets, and four percent said they preferred quadruplets or more.
National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs: A network of 475 local clubs representing more than 21,000 individual parents of multiples - twins, triplets and quadruplets.
Doctors say to have quadruplets as a result of taking the drug is an extremely rare event.
Geana Morris yesterday gave birth to quadruplets - two boys and two girls - on her 34th birthday at Lankenau Hospital in Philadelphia.
A woman has given birth to what are believed to be the first test- tube quadruplets in Britain born more than a year apart, it was revealed yesterday.
Armadillos enter the world as identical quadruplets, leading theorists to speculate that their behavior is strongly influenced by kin selection--animals acting altruistically to benefit a relative who could pass along shared genes.
For she's given birth to IDENTICAL quadruplets, who are at present only known as babies A, B, C and D.