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pediatrics

[pee-dee-a-triks, ped-ee-] /ˌpi diˈæ trɪks, ˌpɛd i-/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the branch of medicine concerned with the development, care, and diseases of babies and children.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; pediatr(ic) (see ped-1, -iatric) + -ics
Related forms
pediatric, adjective
Can be confused
pediatrics, podiatry.
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  • 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.
  • We actually did this to help figure out the onset of learning disabilities--this was prior to his diagnosis as pediatric bipolar.
  • pediatric neurosurgeons can't get away from this operation, because it's their bread and butter.
British Dictionary definitions for pediatric

pediatrics

/ˌpiːdɪˈætrɪks/
noun
1.
the US spelling of paediatrics
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Word Origin and History for pediatric
adj.

1849, from Greek paid-, stem of pais "child" (cf. pedo-) + -iatric.

pediatrics

n.

1884; from pediatric; see -ics.

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pediatric in Medicine

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

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

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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