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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pediatrics
1884; from pediatric.
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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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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
She is board certified in both general pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine.
The midwife has some of the things hospital-based pediatrics will use.
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