pediatrician

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noun pe·di·a·tri·cian \ˌpē-dē-ə-ˈtri-shən\

Did You Know?

Since iatros means "physician" in Greek, words such as pediatric naturally refer to "children's medicine". Pediatrics is a fairly new medical specialty; until about 1900, children were considered small adults and given the same medical treatment, only milder. Benjamin Spock was the most famous pediatrician of the 20th century, and his book Baby and Child Care changed the way millions of Americans raised their children.

1903

First Known Use of pediatrician

1903

Variants of pediatrician

less commonly

pediatrist

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PEDIATRICIAN Defined for English Language Learners

pediatrician

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noun pe·di·a·tri·cian \ˌpē-dē-ə-ˈtri-shən\

Definition of pediatrician for English Language Learners

  • : a doctor who treats babies and children


PEDIATRICIAN Defined for Kids

pediatrician

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noun pe·di·a·tri·cian \ˌpē-dē-ə-ˈtri-shən\

Definition of pediatrician for Students

  1. :  a doctor who specializes in the care of babies and children


Medical Dictionary

pediatrician

noun pe·di·a·tri·cian

Medical Definition of pediatrician

  1. :  a specialist in pediatrics—called also pediatrist

Variants of pediatrician

or chiefly British

paediatrician

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