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one of four offspring produced at one birth.
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One of four children born at one birth.
Synonym(s): quadrigeminus
[L. quadruplus, fourfold]
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(kwŏ-drŭp′lĭt, -dro͞o′plĭt, kwŏd′rə-plĭt)
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.
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One of four children born at one birth.
[L. quadruplus, fourfold]
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