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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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