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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Hospital spokeswoman Ashley Heher declined to provide information on how many neonatal intensive care patients and pediatric intensive care patients are being moved. Lisa Schencker,, "Babies, children in intensive care at University of Chicago Medical Center being moved elsewhere in anticipation of nurses strike," 16 Sep. 2019 Morgan is an Avon High School student and tireless advocate for raising awareness for the importance of funding pediatric cancer research., "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 16 Sep. 2019 But now there is one specifically designed for children ages 3-12 -- VeloSano Kids -- that raises money for pediatric cancer research at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital. Linda Gandee/special To,, "Lake Ridge Academy in North Ridgeville to host first Lorain County VeloSano Trike & Bike fundraiser for childhood cancer," 9 Sep. 2019 The National Institute of Health spent $342 million on pediatric cancer research in 2015. Catie Wegman,, "Ultra-marathoner and cancer advocate carries partner to Guinness record: ‘This isn’t hard. Chemo is hard.’," 2 Aug. 2019 Formed in 1999, the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation supports pediatric cancer research and treatment, and has gifted nearly $19 million to support children battling cancer. Akeem Glaspie, Indianapolis Star, "Jeff Gordon named recipient of Indiana Sports Corp’s 2019 Pathfinder Award," 11 July 2019 More recently, researchers celebrated when Trump, in his 2019 State of the Union address, proposed spending another $500 million on pediatric cancer research. STAT, "Biden wants to cure cancer. Now Trump does, too. But cancer, like health care, is complicated," 19 June 2019 Selena Gomez was on hand to help raise money for pediatric cancer research at Children's Mercy Hospital's Big Slick 2019 Celebrity Weekend in Kansas City on Friday (June 7). Bonnie Stiernberg, Billboard, "Selena Gomez Participates In Charity Softball Game For Children's Hospital," 7 June 2019 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

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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 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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