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pediatrician

[pee-dee-uh-trish-uh n, ped-ee-]
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noun
  1. a physician who specializes in pediatrics.
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Also pe·di·at·rist [pee-dee-a-trist, ped-ee-] /ˌpi diˈæ trɪst, ˌpɛd i-/.

Origin of pediatrician

1900–05; pediatr(ic) + -ician
Can be confusedpediatrician podiatrist
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Examples from the Web for pediatrist

Historical Examples

  • Already in 1879, Lindner, a Hungarian pediatrist, devoted a penetrating study to the sucking or pleasure-sucking of the child.

    Studies in Forensic Psychiatry

    Bernard Glueck


British Dictionary definitions for pediatrist

pediatrician

noun
  1. the US spelling of paediatrician
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Word Origin and History for pediatrist

pediatrician

n.

1884, from pediatric + -ian.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

pediatrist in Medicine

pediatrician

(pē′dē-ə-trĭshən)
n.
  1. A specialist in pediatrics.
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