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

Examples of pediatric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Recently, 5- to 11-year-olds have, at times, had the highest coronavirus case rates among all pediatric groups in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Luke Money, Los Angeles Times, 24 Nov. 2021 Progressive Pediatric Therapy is an outpatient clinic that provides pediatric physical, occupational and speech therapy services and also has other specialty programs in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Alex Kushel,, 24 Nov. 2021 Armed with booster shots, and pediatric vaccines, millions of Americans are expected to gather once again over the Thanksgiving holiday, which for many, will be the first major familial gathering since before the pandemic. Arielle Mitropoulos, ABC News, 24 Nov. 2021 Six children were listed in critical condition as of late Monday morning, according to Dr. Michael Meyer, medical director of the pediatric intensive care unit at Children's Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Alex Sundby, CBS News, 23 Nov. 2021 Federal officials authorized the pediatric Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 earlier this month, and health experts say the shots are especially crucial heading into the holiday season. Cayla Harris, San Antonio Express-News, 22 Nov. 2021 Mickey credits a pediatric doctor named Dr. Grace and her family doctor Dr. Nathan Ford for help little Grayson. Katie Bowlby, Country Living, 22 Nov. 2021 Proceeds will fund specialized pediatric services at the not-for-profit Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children. Matt Wake |, al, 22 Nov. 2021 Zander received antivenom and spent several days in CHOA’s pediatric intensive care unit. Avery Newmark, ajc, 19 Nov. 2021

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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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“Pediatric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of pediatric

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


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