pediatrics

[pee-dee-a-triks, ped-ee-]
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noun (used with a singular verb)

the branch of medicine concerned with the development, care, and diseases of babies and children.

Nearby words

  1. pedi,
  2. pedi-,
  3. pedia,
  4. pediatric,
  5. pediatrician,
  6. pedicab,
  7. pedicel,
  8. pedicellaria,
  9. pedicellate,
  10. pedicellation

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

the US spelling of paediatrics
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Word Origin and History for pediatric
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Medicine definitions for pediatric

pediatric

[pē′dē-ătrĭk]

adj.

Of or relating to pediatrics.

pediatrics

[pē′dē-ătrĭks]

n.

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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Science definitions for pediatric

pediatrics

[pē′dē-ătrĭks]

The branch of medicine that deals with the care of infants and children.
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Culture definitions for pediatric

pediatrics

[(pee-dee-a-triks)]

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

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