pediatrician

noun
pe·​di·​a·​tri·​cian | \ ˌpē-dē-ə-ˈtri-shən How to pronounce pediatrician (audio) \
variants: or less commonly pediatrist \ ˌpē-​dē-​ˈa-​trist How to pronounce pediatrist (audio) , pē-​ˈdī-​ə-​ \

Definition of pediatrician

: a specialist in pediatrics

Examples of pediatrician in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, the timing coincided with the country’s coronavirus outbreak, and Carly-Faith’s pediatrician wanted the threat of COVID-19 to simmer before bringing her back in. Amie Just | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "Demario Davis' daughter lost her eye to cancer. This is how it changed the Saints LB and his family.," 29 Oct. 2020 A'zaria Taylor of Detroit, the daughter of a mail carrier and a package handler, has plans to study biochemistry at Wayne State University and become a pediatrician. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "'Our world needs more Black attorneys': New program aims to shake up lack up diversity," 22 Oct. 2020 A few weeks later, Carly-Faith had a standard checkup with her pediatrician. Amie Just | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "Demario Davis' daughter lost her eye to cancer. This is how it changed the Saints LB and his family.," 29 Oct. 2020 As a pediatrician, reading his description of his daily reality made my heart race and my eyes well with tears. Star Tribune, "Readers Write: Voting systems, Kendall Qualls, Amy Coney Barrett hearings, race in America," 14 Oct. 2020 Their pediatrician, for example, suggested Quincy’s lazy eye or too little time spent lying on her stomach might explain her motor and sensory delays. Lydia Denworth, Science | AAAS, "Is gene therapy ready to treat some forms of autism?," 14 Oct. 2020 As a pediatrician, I have been spared the grueling hours, unsafe conditions and the mass death that my peers caring for adults in New York City have faced. Washington Post, "As a doctor and mother, I’m balancing privilege and pain through this pandemic," 14 Sep. 2020 The only option left is to cut back her work hours as a pediatrician, which would make living in Sellwood unaffordable. Mckenna Ross/oregonlive.com, oregonlive, "Portland is closing Sellwood Community Center. Now there’s a grassroots effort to take over.," 21 June 2019 The pediatrician suggested parents get creative and look for alternative activities to celebrate and keep it fun for children. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "Q&A: Kelsey-Seybold pediatricians offer tips for trick or treating," 2 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of pediatrician

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pediatrician was in 1903

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“Pediatrician.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pediatrician. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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pediatrician

noun
How to pronounce pediatrician (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of pediatrician

: a doctor who treats babies and children

pediatrician

noun
pe·​di·​a·​tri·​cian | \ ˌpē-dē-ə-ˈtri-shən How to pronounce pediatrician (audio) \

Kids Definition of pediatrician

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

pediatrician

noun
pe·​di·​a·​tri·​cian
variants: or chiefly British paediatrician \ ˌpēd-​ē-​ə-​ˈtrish-​ən How to pronounce paediatrician (audio) \

Medical Definition of pediatrician

: a specialist in pediatrics

called also pediatrist

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