Definition of pediatrician
: a specialist in pediatrics
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.
First Known Use of pediatrician
Variants of pediatrician
pediatristplay \ˌpē-dē-ˈa-trist, pē-ˈdī-ə-\
PEDIATRICIAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pediatrician for English Language Learners
: a doctor who treats babies and children
PEDIATRICIAN Defined for Kids
Definition of pediatrician for Students
: a doctor who specializes in the care of babies and children
Medical Definition of pediatrician
: a specialist in pediatrics—called also pediatrist
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