[ ped-uh-don-tiks or, esp. British, pee-duh- ]
/ ˌpɛd əˈdɒn tɪks or, esp. British, ˌpi də- /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the branch of dentistry dealing with the care and treatment of children's teeth.

Nearby words

  1. pedo-,
  2. pedobaptism,
  3. pedobaptist,
  4. pedocal,
  5. pedodontia,
  6. pedodontist,
  7. pedodynamometer,
  8. pedogenesis,
  9. pedogenetic,
  10. pedograph

Also ped·o·don·tia [ped-uh-don-shuh, -shee-uh or, esp. British, pee-duh-] /ˌpɛd əˈdɒn ʃə, -ʃi ə or, esp. British, ˌpi də-/.

Origin of pedodontics

Related formsped·o·don·tic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for pedodontia


[ pē′də-dŏnshə ]




[ pē′də-dŏntĭks ]


The branch of dentistry that deals with the care and treatment of children's teeth.
Related formspe′do•dontist (-dŏntĭst) n.

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