multiple birth

multiple birth
a birth in which more than one baby are born.

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  • multiple birth — n when more than one baby is born to the same mother at the same time ▪ The number of multiple births has risen sharply …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Multiple birth — Quadruplet , quintuplet , etc. redirect here. For the musical use of the terms, see tuplet. Triplet brothers at graduation. Identical triplets are extremely rare, something that occurs only once in every 500,000 births. A multiple birth occurs… …   Wikipedia

  • multiple birth — Birth of more than one child from one pregnancy. Twins are most common, born in 1 of about every 80 pregnancies. Identical twins develop from a single fertilized egg, which splits into two genetically identical embryos (though physical traits may …   Universalium

  • multiple birth — the birth of two or more offspring produced in the same gestation period, the frequency of birth of viable offspring after such multiple pregnancy having been computed as follows: twins, 1 in 80; triplets, 1 in 6400 (80 Ч 80); quadruplets, 1 in… …   Medical dictionary

  • Birth — is the act or process of bearing or bringing forth offspring [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/birth] . The offspring is brought forth from the mother. Different forms of birth are oviparity, vivipary or ovovivipary.Two words used to… …   Wikipedia

  • birth — W2S2 [bə:θ US bə:rθ] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old Norse; Origin: byrth] 1.) give birth (to sb) if a woman gives birth, she produces a baby from her body ▪ Patsy was celebrating last night after giving birth to twins. 2.) [U and C] the time when a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • multiple — I UK [ˈmʌltɪp(ə)l] / US adjective [usually before noun] ** a) involving or consisting of many people, things, or parts Words can have multiple meanings. a multiple birth (= an occasion when a woman gives birth to more than one baby) a multiple… …   English dictionary

  • multiple — mul|ti|ple1 [ mʌltıpl ] adjective usually before noun ** involving or consisting of many people, things, or parts: Words can have multiple meanings. a multiple birth (=occasion when a woman gives birth to several babies) a multiple pileup (=an… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Multiple — The word multiple can refer to: Multiple (mathematics), multiples of numbers List of multiple discoveries, instances of scientists, working independently of each other, reaching similar findings Glossary of bets offered by UK bookmakers#Multiple… …   Wikipedia

  • multiple — 1 adjective including or involving many things, people, events etc: multiple injuries/burns: Baxter was rushed to the hospital with multiple stab wounds. | multiple collision/crash/accident (=an accident involving many cars) | multiple birth (=an …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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