[pee-dee-uh-trish-uh n, ped-ee-]
- a physician who specializes in pediatrics.
Also pe·di·at·rist [pee-dee-a-trist, ped-ee-] /ˌpi diˈæ trɪst, ˌpɛd i-/.
Origin of pediatrician
1900–05; pediatr(ic) + -ician
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Examples from the Web for pediatrician
As a pediatrician who specializes in the care of adolescents, I ask my patients a lot of personal questions.Let’s Not Forget: We Were All Teenagers Once
December 1, 2014
Part of my job as a pediatrician is to take the scary things in the news and make them the right size.Parents’ Ebola Panic Is Taking Over My Clinic
October 15, 2014
When Ellie was 18 months old, their pediatrician, now at a loss for other explanation, suggested they return to a geneticist.Parents Sue for 'Wrongful Birth'
August 17, 2014
Nobody should waste their time penning letters that any pediatrician with a whiff of insight will ignore.Kids Don’t Know How Overweight They Really Are
July 29, 2014
After all the rigmarole, they found what any pediatrician already knew: the MMR causes fever.Another Blow to Anti-Vaxxers’ Fortress of Pseudoscience
July 2, 2014
The author, a pediatrician who experienced the problem in his own family, addresses physicians and parents.What Works: Schools Without Drugs
United States Department of Education
- the US spelling of paediatrician
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Word Origin and History for pediatrician
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A specialist in pediatrics.
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