WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
pe•di•at•rics /ˌpidiˈætrɪks/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable; used with a singular verb]
  1. Medicinethe branch of medicine concerned with the development, care, and diseases of babies and children:Pediatrics was his specialty.
pe•di•at•ric, adj. 
pe•di•a•tri•cian /ˌpidiəˈtrɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n. [countable]See -ped-2.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
pe•di•at•rics  (pē′dē atriks, ped′ē-),USA pronunciation n. (used with a sing. v.)
  1. Medicinethe branch of medicine concerned with the development, care, and diseases of babies and children.
pe′di•atric, adj. 
  • pediatr(ic) (see ped-1, -iatric) + -ics 1880–85


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

paediatrics, chiefly US pediatrics /ˌpiːdɪˈætrɪks/ n
  1. (functioning as singular) the branch of medical science concerned with children and their diseases

ˌpaediˈatric, chiefly US ˌpediˈatric adj



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