pediatrics (Brit. paediatrics) PLURAL NOUN (treated as sing. ) the branch of medicine concerned with children and their diseases.
DERIVATIVES pediatric adjective pediatrician noun.
ORIGIN from Greek pais 'child' + iatros 'physician' .

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  • pediatrician — 1903, from PEDIATRIC (Cf. pediatric) + IAN (Cf. ian) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pediatrician — [pē΄dē a′trist, pē dī′ə trist΄pē΄dē ə trish′ən] n. a specialist in pediatrics: also pediatrist [pē΄dē a′trist, pē dī′ə trist΄] …   English World dictionary

  • pediatrician — also pediatrist noun Date: circa 1903 a specialist in pediatrics …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pediatrician — /pee dee euh trish euhn, ped ee /, n. a physician who specializes in pediatrics. Also, pediatrist /pee dee a trist, ped ee /. [1900 05; PEDIATR(IC) + ICIAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • pediatrician — noun /ˈpɪi.dɪi.ə.tɹɪʃn̩/ A physician who specializes in pediatrics; a children’s doctor or babies’ doctor …   Wiktionary

  • pediatrician — A specialist in pediatrics. SYN: pediatrist. * * * pe·di·a·tri·cian or chiefly Brit pae·di·a·tri·cian .pēd ē ə trish ən n a specialist in pediatrics called also pediatrist * * * pe·di·a·tri·cian (pe″de ə trĭґshən) a physician …   Medical dictionary

  • pediatrician — Synonyms and related words: anesthesiologist, cardiologist, chiropodist, dermatologist, eye doctor, eye ear nose throat specialist, geriatrician, gerontologist, gynecologist, immunologist, internist, neurologist, obstetrician, oculist,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pediatrician — pe|di|a|tri|cian [ˌpi:diəˈtrıʃən] n the American spelling of ↑paediatrician …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pediatrician — pe|di|a|tri|cian [ ,pidiə trıʃn ] noun count a doctor who deals with children and the medical treatment of their illnesses …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pediatrician — [[t]pi͟ːdiətrɪ̱ʃ(ə)n[/t]] see paediatrician …   English dictionary

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