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[pee-dee-a-triks, ped-ee-] /ˌpi diˈæ trɪks, ˌpɛd i-/

noun, (used with a singular verb)
the branch of medicine concerned with the development, care, and diseases of babies and children.
the US spelling of paediatrics

1884; from pediatric; see -ics.

pediatrics pe·di·at·rics (pē’dē-āt’rĭks)
The branch of medicine that deals with the development and care of infants and children and the treatment of their diseases.
The branch of medicine that deals with the care of infants and children.
pediatrics [(pee-dee-a-triks)]

The branch of medicine devoted to the study and care of children.


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