octuplet


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octuplet

(ŏk-tŭp′lĭt)
n.
One of eight offspring delivered at a single birth.
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These are particularly common among children weighing less than 1,500 grams at birth (roughly three pounds, four ounces); every Suleman octuplet falls into this category.
In discussing the ethical implications surrounding the octuplet birth, determining the newsworthiness is of primary concern.
Suleman, who now lives in La Habra, became a media sensation after giving birth to the octuplets Jan.
She added that she was awarded the money for divorce and custody proceedings before she met up with octuplet father Paul Hudson.
Hospital authorities had refused to allow any of the octuplets to leave until Suleman found a new home big enough to cater for her 14 children.
A 27-year-old woman on Sunday became the mother of the only known living set of octuplets, giving birth to five girls and two boys.
THE mother of the US octuplets has blamed her "dysfunctional"
OCTUPLET mum Nadya Suleman will get free childcare worth pounds 100,000 a month, thanks to a kids' charity.
Some women have given birth to as many as nine babies, but none are known to have survived and only one one group of octuplets is known to have survived.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has filed an additional welfare charge against the 38-year-old American woman who came to international attention when she gave birth to octuplets in January 2009 for allegedly receiving 10,000 dollars in MediCal benefits, Radar Online reported.