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pediatrician

pe·di·a·tri·cian

pediatrician

 
pronunciation:
pi di trI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: a doctor specializing in the medical care of children.
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The word pediatrician contains the following parts:
iatr, iatri, iatro, -iatry Greek root that means medical care, healing
ped2, pedo Greek root that means child
-an, -ian, -ean Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means in adjectives: from (a place) or pertaining to or following (a figure or school of thought); in nouns: person or thing from (a place) or associated with (an activity or school of thought).
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The suffix group -an , -ian , -ean attaches to common nouns and proper nouns to form adjectives or nouns.
-ician Latin noun-forming suffix that means practictioner of or expert in