Definition of paediatrics in English:

paediatrics

Line breaks: paedi|at¦rics
Pronunciation: /ˌpiːdɪˈatrɪks
 
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(US pediatrics)

noun

[treated as singular]
  • The branch of medicine dealing with children and their diseases.
    More 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

paediatric

adjective
More 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 paedo- 'of children' + Greek iatros 'physician' + -ics.

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