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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