[pee-dee-uh-trish-uh n, ped-ee-]
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for pediatrist

Historical Examples of pediatrist

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

British Dictionary definitions for pediatrist


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



1884, from pediatric + -ian.

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pediatrist in Medicine


  1. A specialist in pediatrics.
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