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 pediatrician (audio) , pē-​ˈdī-​ə-​ \

Definition of pediatrician

: a specialist in pediatrics

Examples of pediatrician in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To transition from pandemic to endemic, the nation has to build up immunity to the coronavirus -- which means many more people need to get vaccinated, Dr. Philip Landrigan, a pediatrician and epidemiologist at Boston College, told CNN. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, 8 Nov. 2021 Steve Auerbach, 61, a pediatrician and health care justice advocate who has made regular trips to City Hall, attended to several strikers on Wednesday. Sean Sirota, Vogue, 4 Nov. 2021 Amanda Dropic, a pediatrician and mother of four, is among those urging parents to get their kids vaccinated. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 3 Nov. 2021 Amanda Dropic, a pediatrician and mother of four, is among those urging parents to get their kids vaccinated. Washington Post, 2 Nov. 2021 School athletics are more vulnerable to COVID spread because students are often close together, breathing heavily and not always wearing masks, said Dr. Howard Taras, UC San Diego pediatrician and COVID school consultant. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Oct. 2021 Jenny Radesky is a developmental behavioral pediatrician and assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Michigan Medical School. New York Times, 8 Sep. 2021 One of those is UAB’s Dr. Dye, a pediatrician and primary care clinic director. John Archibald | Jarchibald@al.com, al, 7 Sep. 2021 Jeffrey Botkin, a pediatrician and ethicist at the University of Utah, who was not involved with the new study, has been more skeptical of the utility of expanding sequencing to healthy newborns without family histories of genetic disease. Andrew Joseph, STAT, 26 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of pediatrician

1903, in the meaning defined above

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“Pediatrician.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pediatrician. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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pediatrician

noun

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 pediatrician (audio) \

Medical Definition of pediatrician

: a specialist in pediatrics

called also pediatrist

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