quintuplet

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noun quin·tu·plet \kwin-ˈtə-plət, -ˈtü-, -ˈtyü-; ˈkwin-tə-\

Definition of quintuplet

  1. 1 :  a combination of five of a kind

  2. 2 :  one of five offspring born at one birth

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First Known Use of quintuplet

1873


QUINTUPLET Defined for English Language Learners

quintuplet

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Definition of quintuplet for English Language Learners

  • : one of five babies that are born at the same time to the same mother


QUINTUPLET Defined for Kids

quintuplet

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noun quin·tu·plet \kwin-ˈtə-plət, -ˈtü-\

Definition of quintuplet for Students

  1. 1 :  one of five offspring born at one birth

  2. 2 :  a combination of five of a kind


Medical Dictionary

quintuplet

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noun quin·tu·plet \kwin-ˈtəp-lət, -ˈt(y)üp-; ˈkwint-əp-\

Medical Definition of quintuplet

  1. 1:  one of five children or offspring born at one birth

  2. 2quintuplets plural :  a group of five such offspring



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