quadruplet

quadruplet
One of four children born at one birth. SYN: quadrigeminus. [L. quadruplus, fourfold]

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qua·dru·plet kwä-'drəp-lət, -'drüp-; 'kwäd-rəp- n
1) one of four offspring born at one birth
2) quadruplets pl a group of four offspring born at one birth

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quad·rup·let (kwod-rpґlət) [L. quadrupulus fourfold] one of four offspring produced in one gestation period.

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