[ pee-dee-uh-trish-uh n, ped-ee- ]
/ ˌpi di əˈtrɪʃ ən, ˌpɛd i- /
a physician who specializes in pediatrics.
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
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
/ (ˌpiːdɪəˈtrɪʃən) /
the US spelling of paediatrician
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Word Origin and History for pediatrist
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Medicine definitions for pediatrist
[ pē′dē-ə-trĭsh′ən ]
A specialist in pediatrics.
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