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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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 And while guidance from pediatricians remains that babies should be exclusively breastfed until six months, a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics found that feeding solid food to babies at an earlier age may help them sleep better. Ashley Welch, CBS News, "Why breastfeeding is the "gold standard" for babies' health," 10 July 2018 Foley, a pediatrician, was previously the president and chief executive of antiabortion rights group Life Network. Colby Itkowitz, Washington Post, "The Health 202: Medicare for all is new Democratic mantra in congressional races," 9 July 2018 In anticipation of the baby’s arrival, Ms. Jordan has been interviewing pediatricians. New York Times, "Buried in Paperwork," 6 July 2018 Dipesh Navsaria is a primary-care pediatrician who works with the American Academy of Pediatrics and is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dipesh Navsaria, Houston Chronicle, "What parents should know to prevent — and deal with — bug bites," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of pediatrician

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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