pe·​di·​at·​rics | \ ˌpē-dē-ˈa-triks How to pronounce pediatrics (audio) \

Definition of pediatrics

: a branch of medicine dealing with the development, care, and diseases of infants, children, and adolescents

Examples of pediatrics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was also a shortage of doctors and supporting staff in the pediatrics department. Washington Post, "Doctors rush to Indian town where children have been dying," 3 Jan. 2020 The medical group is a network of 48 physicians practicing primary care, pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology. Cody Boteler,, "Catonsville doctor named president of Saint Agnes Medical Group," 10 Sep. 2019 Small hospitals are now being set up within a distance of 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the most disease-prone villages, said Dr. Mahima Mittal, head of the pediatrics department at the public BRD Hospital. Washington Post, "India’s worst-hit state for encephalitis turning a tide," 2 Nov. 2019 Her mother is a staff pediatrician at a medical clinic in St. Paul of Allina Health, a health care system, and is also an adjunct faculty member in the pediatrics department at the University of Minnesota Medical School, which is in Minneapolis. New York Times, "Adina Allen, Joshua Warshawsky," 18 Aug. 2019 Some of those children will be admitted to and treated in the general pediatrics ward. Sabrina Adams, SELF, "I Treat Infants With Whooping Cough in the ICU—Of Course I’m Pro-Vaccine," 26 Aug. 2019 Also called to testify was Dr. Janet Arnold-Clark, a specialist in child abuse pediatrics. Chris Harris,, "Calif. Mom Allegedly Starved Son, 11, and Locked Him in Closet for 3 Years Before Death," 20 June 2019 An Ohio pediatrics office is experiencing a baby boom., "5 Staffers at Ohio Pediatrics Office Pregnant at the Same Time: 'They're Gonna Be Little Besties!'," 1 June 2018 Kaiser Permanente is opening a new medical center in downtown Sacramento on June 4, offering services in primary care, pediatrics, women's health, oncology and a pharmacy. Molly Sullivan, sacbee, "Kaiser Permanente to open new medical center in downtown Sacramento | The Sacramento Bee," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of pediatrics

circa 1857, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pediatrics was circa 1857

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21 Jan 2020

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“Pediatrics.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of pediatrics

medical : a branch of medicine that deals with the development, care, and diseases of babies and children
variants: or chiefly British paediatrics \ ˌpēd-​ē-​ˈa-​triks How to pronounce paediatrics (audio) \

Medical Definition of pediatrics

: a branch of medicine dealing with the development, care, and diseases of infants, children, and adolescents

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