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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The app is available for both pediatric and adult units. Naseem S. Miller,, "EASE app gives families peek into how surgery is going," 9 July 2018 Additionally, every pediatric patient needs approval from a parent or guardian before interacting with Huggie. Hannah Holzer, sacbee, "Four-legged friend named Huggie helps young patients cope at UC Davis Cancer Center," 19 June 2018 An equal number of pediatric patients await a kidney. Maureen C. Gilmer, Indianapolis Star, "For kindergartner to receive his heart, 'somebody else is losing their baby'," 4 Apr. 2018 It has been associated with communal living and can be more severe A scientific paper cited by the CDC reported that a 1998 outbreak of type 7 adenovirus at a pediatric chronic-care facility in Chicago claimed the lives of eight patients. Mike Catalini, The Seattle Times, "6 children dead, 12 sick in viral outbreak at rehab center," 23 Oct. 2018 Ketterer is a pediatric mental health care nurse and part-time worship leader with six children, five of whom were adopted from foster care. Megan Friedman, Good Housekeeping, "‘America’s Got Talent’ Standout Michael Ketterer Has Been Arrested for Domestic Violence," 21 Sep. 2018 Gadot held and kissed Sahady's 7-month-old daughter, Karalyne, who is being treated for an aggressive form of pediatric cancer called acute myeloid leukemia. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Dressed as Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot surprises kids in children's hospital," 9 July 2018 All proceeds went to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, which seeks to educate and reduce the transmission and cases of pediatric AIDS worldwide. 'sam' Boyer/special To,, "Reserve your space in Brunswick community gardens: Whit & Whimsey," 23 Mar. 2018 Mona Hanna-Attisha, Director, Hurley Children’s Hospital’s pediatric residency program and Hurley-Michigan State University Pediatric Public Health Initiative. Victoria Sines, Harper's BAZAAR, "The 50 Most Influential Moms of 2017," 9 May 2017

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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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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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