quintuplet


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quintuplet

 [kwin-tup´let]
one of five offspring produced at one birth.

quin·tu·plet

(kwin-tŭp'let),
One of five children born at one birth.
[L. quintuplex, fivefold]

quintuplet

/quin·tup·let/ (kwin-tup´let) one of five offspring produced at one birth.

quintuplet

[kwin′too͡plit, kwinto̅o̅′plit]
Etymology: L, quintuplex, fivefold
any one of five offspring born after the same gestation period during a single pregnancy. See also Hellin's law.

quin·tu·plet

(kwin-tŭp'lĕt)
One of five children born at one birth.
[L. quintuplex, fivefold]

quin·tu·plet

(kwin-tŭp'lĕt)
One of five children born during one birth.
[L. quintuplex, fivefold]

quintuplet

one of five offspring produced at one birth. Used in species that normally have single births.
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Something big happened in the Milky Way's center within the past 4 million to 6 million years which resulted in several bursts of star formation, creating the Quintuplet Cluster, the Central Cluster, and one other massive star cluster," said Hankins, lead author of the QC paper.
Sarah Plauche' was on bed rest at the Texas Children's Pavilion for Women for three weeks before delivering quintuplets weighing between 2 lbs 4 ounces and 2 lbs 9 ounces.
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Zaghal said the mother had conceived by implant and that the five newborns were the first set of quintuplets born at the hospital, adding that the mother and babies were receiving special care by the supervising medical staff.
Top vet Neil McIntosh, of the Abbey Veterinary Group, in Renfrewshire, it 's very said: "It can be a tricky business getting a ewe to accept another's lamb so it's good to hear these very special quintuplets are thriving.
The babies were the first set of quintuplets to be delivered at the hospital.
Akbar Khan told Pajhwok Afghan News the quintuplets were normal and their mother was also in good health.
YOZGAT (CyHAN)- Quintuplets, who were born in the Central Anatolian province of Yozgat in 2012, grow up healthily.
If Buddy Guy had quintuplets with the Fabulous Thunderbirds, the result would probably sound a lot like a Ton of Blues.
In the Czech Republic quintuplets are born on average once every 480 years," obstetrician Alena Mechurova said.