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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Maria resigned from her oncology position and took a residency in pediatrics.
▪ So did Cara, who has just started her medical residency in pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Pediatrics \Ped`i*at"rics\, n. That branch of medical science which treats of the hygiene and diseases of children.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1884; from pediatric; see -ics.


n. (context medicine English) The branch of medicine that deals with the treatment of children.


n. the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of infants and children [syn: paediatrics, pediatric medicine]


Pediatrics ( also spelledpaediatrics or pædiatrics) is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents, and the age limit usually ranges from birth up to 18 years of age (in some places until completion of secondary education, and until age 21 in the United States). A medical practitioner who specializes in this area is known as a pediatrician, or paediatrician. The word paediatrics and its cognates mean "healer of children"; they derive from two Greek words: (pais "child") and (iatros "doctor, healer"). Pediatricians work both in hospitals, particularly those working in its specialized subfields such as neonatology, and as primary care physicians

Pediatrics (journal)

Pediatrics is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. In the inaugural January 1948 issue, the journal's first editor-in-chief, Hugh McCulloch, articulated the journal's vision: "The content of the journal is... intended to encompass the needs of the whole child in his physiologic, mental, emotional, and social structure. The single word, Pediatrics, has been chosen to indicate this catholic intent."

Pediatrics has been continuously published by the American Academy of Pediatrics since January 1948. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2014 impact factor of 5.473, ranking it fourth out of 119 journals in the category "Pediatrics".

Usage examples of "pediatrics".

The others on the committee were heads of services--surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pathology, pediatrics, radiology, several more.

I was working pediatrics, and the group of interns was all single males and one female.

She seemed so simple and easy-going that it was hard to believe that she had the prerequisite background in pediatrics, physiology, and clinical chemistry.

Johns Hopkins Hospital had a helicopter pad atop its pediatrics building, but nobody had yet considered the political fallout that could result from hopping the First Lady to work every day in a Marine Corps VH-60.