pediatrician

[ pee-dee-uh-trish-uhn, ped-ee- ]
/ ˌpi di əˈtrɪʃ ən, ˌpɛd i- /

noun

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

First recorded in 1900–05; pediatric + -ian

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH pediatrician

pediatrician , podiatrist
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Example sentences from the Web for pediatrician

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

British Dictionary definitions for pediatrician

pediatrician
/ (ˌpiːdɪəˈtrɪʃən) /

noun

the US spelling of paediatrician
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

Medical definitions for pediatrician

pediatrician
[ pē′dē-ə-trĭshən ]

n.

A specialist in pediatrics.
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