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pediatrics

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

First recorded in 1880–85; ped-1, + -iatrics

OTHER WORDS FROM pediatrics

pe·di·at·ric, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH pediatrics

pediatrics , podiatry
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British Dictionary definitions for pediatrics

pediatrics
/ (ˌpiːdɪˈætrɪks) /

noun
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

Scientific definitions for pediatrics

pediatrics
[ pē′dē-ătrĭks ]

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

pediatrics
[ (pee-dee-a-triks) ]

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

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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