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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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The objective of the current study was to investigate the effect of pediatrician supply on under-5 mortality in Japan, that is, in a setting with a relatively low physician-to-population ratio and low rates of infant mortality, by exploring medical district-level variations in pediatrician coverage from 2000 to 2010.
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Recently the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), through funding from the Centers for Disease Control engaged Family Voices in a partnership to learn more about ways families and pediatricians can work together to improve the preparedness of families for emergencies/disasters.
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The clinician communicated with the pediatrician in regular meetings and through progress notes.
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