Definition of pediatrics in English:

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pediatrics

Pronunciation: /ˌpēdēˈatriks/
(British paediatrics)

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The branch of medicine dealing with children and their diseases.
Example sentences
  • In addition, the clinics have ‘outpatient specialists,’ most often in internal medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, and otorhinolaryngology.
  • At Pontefract, Shipman trained in general medicine, paediatrics and obstetrics and gynaecology before moving to Todmorden in West Yorkshire where he worked as a GP.
  • Physicians were in what are considered primary care specialties in the United States: internal medicine, family practice, general practice, paediatrics, and obstetrics and gynaecology.

Derivatives

pediatric

Pronunciation: /ˌpēdēˈatrik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • It is important that you talk with your pediatric urologist about these side effects if they occur.
  • Children who are thought to have an abnormality are urgently referred to a consultant paediatric orthopaedic surgeon.
  • Participants were three years of age or younger who used a pediatric clinic for primary care.

Origin

Late 19th century: from pedo-1 'of children' + Greek iatros 'physician' + -ics.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: pe·di·at·rics

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