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 Nursing students from Alaska Pacific University, University of Alaska Anchorage, and Charter College train at ANMC’s inpatient pediatrics unit. Anchorage Daily News, 21 June 2022 Formulas are regulated by their country of origin, so there is no guarantee of the safety of a product arriving from another country, according to the pediatrics group. Ana Faguy, USA TODAY, 24 May 2022 Saker has been with the health department since 2012, practicing pediatrics at the Bobbie Sterne Health Center. Brooks Sutherland, The Enquirer, 7 Mar. 2022 Parents should try to include healthy foods in their child’s diet every day and every meal, says Claire McCarthy, a primary care pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital, and an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Anna Nordberg, Washington Post, 31 May 2022 Child advocacy is as integral as otitis treatment to the practice of pediatrics. Erika Edwards, NBC News, 26 May 2022 Steven Abrams, professor of pediatrics at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin, acknowledges many infants were fed evaporated milk recipes before formula became the norm, but that doesn’t mean people should use that method today. Andrea Marks, Rolling Stone, 22 May 2022 Often, having a viral illness triggers the first symptoms of Type 1 diabetes in children, said Dr. Ahmad Bailony, chair of pediatrics at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center. San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 May 2022 The lab samples tested were more than two years old and the enzyme levels may have changed since the time of collection, said Dr. Jason Nagata, a professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, 13 May 2022 See More

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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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26 Jun 2022

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“Pediatrics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for pediatrics


noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction
variants: or chiefly British paediatrics \ ˌpēd-​ē-​ˈa-​triks How to pronounce pediatrics (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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