pediatrics

[ pee-dee-a-triks, ped-ee- ]
/ ˌpi diˈæ trɪks, ˌpɛd i- /

noun (used with a singular verb)

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 forms

pe·di·at·ric, adjective

Can be confused

pediatrics podiatry
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British Dictionary definitions for pediatrics

pediatrics

/ (ˌpiːdɪˈætrɪks) /

noun

the US spelling of paediatrics
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Medicine definitions for 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 pediatrics

pediatrics

[ pē′dē-ătrĭks ]

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

pediatrics

[ (pee-dee-a-triks) ]

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

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