pediatric

adjective

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

Examples of pediatric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Researchers identify strains of viruses through a process called genetic characterization, said Dr. Dean Blumberg, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UC Davis Health. Chris Mueller, USA TODAY, 3 July 2024 The voucher gives the drug innovator an asset to help offset the significant expenses and challenges associated with developing a therapy for a rare pediatric disease. Pamela K. Gavin, STAT, 2 July 2024 Arceneaux’s flight was the first for a pediatric cancer survivor and the first for an astronaut with a prosthetic. Briley Lewis, Popular Science, 26 June 2024 However, some studies of genome sequencing have found that the technology can result in financial savings in the long run, especially when used to diagnose children sent to the neonatal or pediatric intensive care units with unknown diseases. Mark Johnson, Washington Post, 17 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for pediatric 

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Word History

First Known Use

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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Cite this Entry

“Pediatric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pediatric. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

pediatric

adjective
pe·​di·​at·​ric
variants or chiefly British paediatric
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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