pediatrics

[pee-dee-a-triks, ped-ee-]
noun (used with a singular verb)
the branch of medicine concerned with the development, care, and diseases of babies and children.

Origin:
1880–85; pediatr(ic) (see ped-1, -iatric) + -ics

pediatric, adjective

pediatrics, podiatry.
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paediatrics or pediatrics (ˌpiːdɪˈætrɪks)
 
n
(functioning as singular) the branch of medical science concerned with children and their diseases
 
pediatrics or pediatrics
 
n
 
paedi'atric or pediatrics
 
adj
 
pedi'atric or pediatrics
 
adj

pediatrics (ˌpiːdɪˈætrɪks)
 
n
the US spelling of paediatrics

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Word Origin & History

pediatric
1880, from Gk. paid-, stem of pais "child" (cf. pedo-) + -iatric (q.v.)

pediatrics
1884; from pediatric.
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Medical Dictionary

pediatric pe·di·at·ric (pē'dē-āt'rĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to pediatrics.

pediatrics pe·di·at·rics (pē'dē-āt'rĭks)
n.
The branch of medicine that deals with the development and care of infants and children and the treatment of their diseases.

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Science Dictionary
pediatrics   (pē'dē-āt'rĭks)  Pronunciation Key 
The branch of medicine that deals with the care of infants and children.
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Cultural Dictionary
pediatrics [(pee-dee-a-triks)]

The branch of medicine devoted to the study and care of children.

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Example sentences
Perhaps that's why there isn't such a thing as a pediatric plastic surgeon.
It has also been used in human medicine for pediatric burn cases, in dentistry,
  and in experimental psychotherapy.
Callers posed as mothers of pediatric patients with common health conditions
  requiring outpatient specialty care.
With no pediatric surgeon on staff, his doctor faces a difficult decision.
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