septuplet

noun

sep·​tup·​let sep-ˈtə-plət How to pronounce septuplet (audio) -ˈtü- How to pronounce septuplet (audio)
-ˈtyü-,
ˈsep-tə-
plural septuplets
: one of seven offspring produced in the same pregnancy

Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of septuplet was in 1875

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Cite this Entry

“Septuplet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/septuplet. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

septuplet

noun
sep·​tup·​let
sep-ˈtəp-lət, -ˈt(y)üp-lət also ˈsep-təp-
1
: one of seven offspring born at one birth
2
septuplets plural : a group of seven such offspring
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