pediatric

adjective pe·di·at·ric \ ˌpē-dē-ˈa-trik \
Updated on: 4 Dec 2017

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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First Known Use of pediatric

1850


PEDIATRIC Defined for English Language Learners

pediatric

adjective

Definition of pediatric for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

pediatric

adjective pe·di·at·ric
variants: or chiefly British paediatric play \ˌpēd-ē-ˈa-trik\

medical Definition of pediatric

: of or relating to pediatrics


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