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pediatrics (used with a sing. verb) the branch of medicine concerned with the diseases and medical care of children.
pedicab a type of transportation originating in Asia, having three wheels and two passenger seats, and powered by a person pedaling; cycle rickshaw; bicycle rickshaw.
pedicel a small stalk that bears a single flower or fruit. [2 definitions]
pediculosis the condition of being infested with lice.
pedicure cosmetic treatment of the feet and toenails, or a single such treatment.
pedigree a list or table of ancestors; genealogical record, as of an animal or person. [3 definitions]
pedigreed of pure blood or breeding; having a pedigree.
pediment a low pointed or curved gable atop a wall, entrance, window, cabinet, or the like. [2 definitions]
pedipalp one of the second leglike pair of appendages of spiders and other arachnids, developed for a variety of functions such as fertilizing, grasping, or sensing.
pedlar variant of peddler.
pedo- child.
pedometer an instrument that records the approximate distance a person walks by registering the number of steps taken.
pedophile one who has an abnormal sexual desire for children.
pedophilia in an adult, an abnormal sexual desire for children.
peduncle in biology, a stalklike part or structure. [2 definitions]
pedunculate having, borne by, or growing on a peduncle.
pee (informal; sometimes considered vulgar) to let liquid waste pass out of one's body; urinate.
peek to look quickly or furtively, often through a small opening or from a hiding place; glance; peep. [3 definitions]
peekaboo a game to amuse very young children in which one hides the face behind the hands or some object and then suddenly reveals it, crying out, "Peekaboo"!
peel1 to pull, tear, or cut the outer covering from. [6 definitions]
peel2 a spadelike instrument with a long handle used for putting goods to be baked into an oven, or for removing them again.