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 (pē′dē-ə-trĭsh′ən) also pe·di·at·rist (-ăt′rĭst)
A physician who specializes in pediatrics.


(Medicine) the US spelling of paediatrician


(ˌpi di əˈtrɪʃ ən)

a physician who specializes in pediatrics.
Sometimes, pe`di•at′rist (-ˈæ trɪst)


- Comes from Greek pais/paidos, "child," and iatros, "physician."
See also related terms for physician.


Specialist in the diseases and disorders of babies and children.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pediatrician - a specialist in the care of babiespediatrician - a specialist in the care of babies  
medical specialist, specialist - practices one branch of medicine


n. pediatra, médico-a especialista en enfermedades de la infancia.


n pediatra mf
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