paediatrics
chiefly British variant of pediatrics

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • paediatrics — (US pediatrics) ► PLURAL NOUN (treated as sing. ) ▪ the branch of medicine concerned with children and their diseases. DERIVATIVES paediatric adjective paediatrician noun. ORIGIN from Greek pais child + iatros physician …   English terms dictionary

  • paediatrics — n. the general medicine of childhood. Handling the sick child requires a special approach at every age from birth (or preterm birth) to adolescence and also a proper understanding of parents. It also requires detailed knowledge of genetics,… …   Medical dictionary

  • paediatrics — [[t]pi͟ːdiæ̱trɪks[/t]] N UNCOUNT (The spelling pediatrics is used in American English. The form paediatric is used as a modifier.) Paediatrics is the area of medicine that is concerned with the treatment of children s illnesses …   English dictionary

  • paediatrics — n. the general medicine of childhood. Handling the sick child requires a special approach at every age from birth (or preterm birth) to adolescence and also a proper understanding of parents. It also requires detailed knowledge of genetics,… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • paediatrics — pae|di|at|rics BrE pediatrics AmE [ˌpi:diˈætrıks] n [U] the area of medicine that deals with children and their illnesses >paediatric adj ▪ a pediatric hospital …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • paediatrics — pae|di|at|rics [ ,pidi ætrıks ] the British spelling of pediatrics …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • paediatrics — pɪːdɪ ætrɪks n. branch of medicine which deals with the health of children …   English contemporary dictionary

  • paediatrics — [ˌpi:dɪ atrɪks] (US pediatrics) plural noun [treated as sing.] the branch of medicine concerned with children and their diseases. Derivatives paediatric adjective paediatrician noun Origin C19: from paedo + Gk iatros phy …   English new terms dictionary

  • paediatrics — BrE pediatrics AmE noun (U) the branch of medicine connected with children and their illnesses paediatric adjective: a pediatric hospital …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • paediatrics — pae·di·at·rics …   English syllables

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