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pediatrics

[pee-dee-a-triks, ped-ee-]
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noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. the branch of medicine concerned with the development, care, and diseases of babies and children.

Origin of pediatrics

1880–85; pediatr(ic) (see ped-1, -iatric) + -ics
Related formspe·di·at·ric, adjective
Can be confusedpediatrics podiatry
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British Dictionary definitions for pediatric

pediatrics

noun
  1. the US spelling of paediatrics
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for pediatric

adj.

1849, from Greek paid-, stem of pais "child" (cf. pedo-) + -iatric.

pediatrics

n.

1884; from pediatric; see -ics.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

pediatric in Medicine

pediatric

(pē′dē-ătrĭk)
adj.
  1. Of or relating to pediatrics.

pediatrics

(pē′dē-ătrĭks)
n.
  1. The branch of medicine that deals with the development and care of infants and children and the treatment of their diseases.
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pediatric in Science

pediatrics

[pē′dē-ătrĭks]
  1. The branch of medicine that deals with the care of infants and children.
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pediatric in Culture

pediatrics

[(pee-dee-a-triks)]

The branch of medicine devoted to the study and care of children.

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