pe·​di·​at·​ric | \ ˌpē-dē-ˈa-trik How to pronounce pediatric (audio) \

Definition of pediatric

1 : of, relating to, or specializing in pediatrics or its practice pediatric dermatology a pediatric nurse
2 : of, relating to, affecting, or being an infant, child, or adolescent pediatric patients pediatric cancers

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Recent Examples on the Web Mills, a pediatric emergency medicine physician, was president of inHealth Strategies., "New Orleans, Baton Rouge area People in Business for Nov. 1, 2020," 1 Nov. 2020 Wearing a mask and staying at least six feet away from other people reduces transmission of the virus, said Dr. Annabelle De St. Maurice, a pediatric infectious disease physician at UCLA Health. Amina Khan Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Coronavirus Today: A tale of two testing lines," 26 Oct. 2020 After the diagnosis, Casey and Max were whisked away to the pediatric intensive care unit to begin quarantine. Gabrielle Chung,, "Casey Goode Opens Up About the Hardest Part of Son's COVID Treatment and His 'Emotional' Homecoming," 19 Oct. 2020 Even virtual schooling is contributing to the issue, said Dr. Fernando Mendoza, a pediatric emergency medicine physician with Baptist Health. Amber Randall,, "Bad habits during the pandemic may be leading to dangerous weight gain in children," 16 Oct. 2020 The house is extremely livable and functional for modern living, said Eikenberry, a pediatric critical care physician. Kim Palmer, Star Tribune, "Well-preserved ultimate 'Mad Men' house in St. Paul on market for $925K," 16 Oct. 2020 The twins were separated for 37 days while Sebastian went through a 7-hour operation that successfully removed the tumor, spent three weeks in the pediatric intensive care unit and two more weeks at inpatient rehab. Naseem S. Miller,, "Orlando 5-year-old battles brain cancer during COVID pandemic," 30 Sep. 2020 In the exam room, Franklin, a pediatric cardiologist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, listened to Fredericks’ chest, moving the stethoscope from one spot to another. Karina Bland, The Arizona Republic, "In a hospital for children, a 70-year-old man gives hope for doctors and patients," 2 Sep. 2020 Abate, who represents media outlets that include The Courier-Journal, said Zawacki is a pediatric cardiologist and researcher. Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, "Young conservative who clerked for Ginsburg nominated to the federal bench in Louisville," 13 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of pediatric

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 Nov 2020

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“Pediatric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of pediatric

medical : of or relating to the medical care or illnesses of children


variants: or chiefly British paediatric \ ˌpēd-​ē-​ˈa-​trik How to pronounce paediatric (audio) \

Medical Definition of pediatric

1 : of, relating to, or specializing in pediatrics or its practice a pediatric nurse pediatric oncology
2 : of, relating to, affecting, or being an infant, child, or adolescent a pediatric patient pediatric fractures

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