quintuplet

noun quin·tu·plet \ kwin-ˈtə-plət , -ˈtü- , -ˈtyü- ; ˈkwin-tə- \
|Updated on: 3 May 2018

Definition of quintuplet

1 : a combination of five of a kind
2 : one of five offspring born at one birth

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First Known Use of quintuplet

1873

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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QUINTUPLET Defined for English Language Learners

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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

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

Definition of quintuplet for Students

1 : one of five offspring born at one birth
2 : a combination of five of a kind

Medical Dictionary

quintuplet

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

medical Definition of quintuplet

1 : one of five children or offspring born at one birth
2 quintuplets plural : a group of five such offspring


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