pe·​di·​a·​tri·​cian | \ˌpē-dē-ə-ˈtri-shən \
variants: or less commonly pediatrist \ ˌpē-​dē-​ˈa-​trist , pē-​ˈdī-​ə-​ \

Definition of pediatrician 

: a specialist in pediatrics

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In advance of the Supreme Court ruling, Dr. Ahmad Bailony, a San Diego-area pediatrician and the son of Syrian immigrants, wrote two opinion pieces. NBC News, "For Muslim Americans, Supreme Court ruling brings wave of worry," 27 June 2018 In other instances, pediatricians and child advocates have reported seeing toddlers crying inconsolably for their mothers at shelters where staff are prohibited from physically comforting them. David Nakamura And Nick Miroff,, "Nielsen becomes public face of Trump’s migrant family separation policy," 19 June 2018 After a month-long fever and countless visits to the pediatrician, a CT scan revealed that an infection caused by salmonella had caused an abscess in his skull. Kaila White, azcentral, "After salmonella nearly killed their toddler, Glendale parents sue Foster Farms – and win," 11 June 2018 Bonny, a pediatrician from Upper Arlington, is a comparative unknown, having entered the race relatively recently. Jeremy Pelzer,, "Top 10 Ohio House Democratic primaries to watch in 2018," 20 Mar. 2018 Jones, 67, had worked at hospitals in San Antonio and for a Kerrville pediatrician in the 1980s when she was convicted of killing 15-month-old Chelsea McClellan. Elizabeth Zavala, San Antonio Express-News, "Child killer Genene Jones to receive psychological evaluation," 30 May 2018 Primary date: June 5 House of Representatives: California pediatrician Mai-Khanh Tran was brought to the United States at age 9 after months in an orphanage in Vietnam. Robin Marty, Cosmopolitan, "These Women Candidates Could Make History in 2018," 5 Mar. 2018 Janice was predeceased by her husband, pediatrician Dr. Joseph Caplan of Woodmere, New York and Plantation, Florida., "Deaths in South Florida: 7/14," 14 July 2018 Remember, one of the world’s top pediatricians was serving as a Martha. Rena Gross, Billboard, "'The Handmaid's Tale': Season 2, Episode 13 Recap: 19 Startling Moments in 'The Word'," 11 July 2018

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1903, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of pediatrician

: a doctor who treats babies and children


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

Kids Definition of pediatrician

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


variants: or chiefly British paediatrician \ ˌpēd-​ē-​ə-​ˈtrish-​ən \

Medical Definition of pediatrician 

: a specialist in pediatrics

called also pediatrist

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