pe·di·at·ric | \ˌpē-dē-ˈa-trik \

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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KidZone dispatched a mobile crew to the hospital’s outpatient pediatric cancer clinic next door. Andy Newman, New York Times, "Live, From the Children’s Ward," 29 June 2018 Salas, 22, who chose to speak for the family, said that the ACA protections are a particular financial relief, given that both Salas’ brother and his mother, formerly a pediatric nurse, aren’t able to work due to their conditions. Austin Horn, San Antonio Express-News, "With ACA under attack, a family racked by illness wonders what will happen to their health coverage," 13 July 2018 Throughout Garrett's treatment, his mother, Emilie Matthias met many other families with children battling pediatric cancer. Makayla Tendall, ajc, "'See ya later, suckas!': Family writes unique obituary for 5-year-old cancer victim," 13 July 2018 All the activities are monitored by Nicklaus pediatric endocrinology nurses to ensure a safe and healthy environment, according to a news release. Emily Himes, miamiherald, "Diabetic children learn about nutrition and keeping healthy at Camp Roaring Sun," 10 July 2018 Cutroneo has spent parts of her career as a pediatric nurse and a clinical research associate for a pharmaceuticals company. Jess Nocera, Howard County Times, "Voters to narrow a wide field for Howard school board," 25 June 2018 For Lorena Giménez, 39, a pediatric nurse, the debate highlighted the need to strengthen health policies across the country. Daniel Politi And Ralph Ellis, CNN, "Argentina's Congress debating whether to liberalize abortion laws," 13 June 2018 In August of 2016, Gibis was diagnosed with a form of pediatric cancer. Lamond Pope, Lake County News-Sun, "‘Baseball ... saved his life’: Wauconda’s Pierson Gibis, a cancer survivor, selected by Cubs in MLB draft," 10 June 2018 Later that year, Keith Harrington, a medical student at UC Irvine, and his wife, Patrice, a pediatric nurse, were beaten to death with a blunt instrument in their home in Laguna Niguel. Richard Winton,, "Golden State Killer: A primer on an elusive predator," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of pediatric

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 \

Medical Definition of pediatric 

: of or relating to pediatrics

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