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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All of this is a somewhat unexpected path for Wells, a pediatric nurse by trade. Washington Post, "At an urban farm in Baltimore, plans for activism, African American history and maybe even a tiny house," 9 Sep. 2019 According to ABC News, on board were a pediatric nurse and an operating nurse. CBS News, "Florida diver attacked by shark rescued by nurses on nearby charter boat," 7 Aug. 2019 Kathryn was an operations manager at SmithBucklin, working with associations for genetic counselors and pediatric nurses. Kate Thayer,, "Finding hope after tragedy: Wife's stroke left dad with newborn triplets a year ago," 12 June 2019 The dental school closes classes so all 130 dental students, 60 dental hygiene students and eight pediatric dental residents can participate, supervised by faculty members and volunteer private dentists, Townsend said. Janet Mcconnaughey, The Seattle Times, "Entertaining toothy lessons, checkups for underserved kids," 18 Feb. 2018 The invitational raised more than $1 million for the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation, founded by Jack and Barbara Nicklaus in 2004 to help provide families with the best pediatric healthcare., "Roger Clemens, Jack Nicklaus hit the links for charity fundraiser," 29 Aug. 2019 Powers has aspirations of being a pediatrician or pediatric anesthesiologist, a dream that will play out in coming years. Scott Talley, Detroit Free Press, "A childless Detroit couple and their east-side church boost Detroit Youth," 24 Aug. 2019 Nationwide, pediatric flu deaths are required to be reported to state health authorities. Elizabeth Cohen, CNN, "CBP refuses to publicly reveal how many migrants are sick with contagious diseases," 23 Aug. 2019 Wisconsin state health officials say both pediatric and adult patients are exhibiting symptoms including shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, cough and weight loss. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "Nearly 100 People Have Reported Lung Diseases That May Be Linked to Vaping, and the CDC Is Getting Involved," 19 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of pediatric

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pediatric was in 1850

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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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