octuplet

noun

oc·​tup·​let äk-ˈtə-plət How to pronounce octuplet (audio)
-ˈtü-,
-ˈtyü-,
ˈäk-tə-
plural octuplets
: one of eight offspring produced in the same pregnancy

Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of octuplet was in 1901

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Cite this Entry

“Octuplet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/octuplet. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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