pedodontistry (s) (noun)
, pedodontistries (pl)
The care and treatment of children's teeth.
pedodontology, pediadontology (s) (noun)
; pedodontologies, pediadontologies (pl)
The study of the care of children's teeth.
pedologia (s) (noun)
, pedologias (pl)
Infantile or childish speech that omits all but the principal words and substitutes easily pronounced sounds for more difficult ones; baby talk.
pedologist, paidologist (s) (noun)
; pedologists, paidologists (pl)
A person who studies children and their behavior.
pedology, paidology (s) (noun)
; pedologyies, paidologies (pl)
1. The study of the nature of children.
2. A rarely used term for the branch of biology and of sociology concerned with the child in his or her physical, mental, and social development.
3. In psychiatry, infantile or childish speech that omits all but the principal words and substitutes easily pronounced sounds for more difficult ones; baby talk.
pedometer, paedometer (s) (noun)
; pedometers, paedometers (pl)
An instrument for measuring the weight and length of a child.
pedomorphism (s) (noun)
, pedomorphisms (pl)
Childhood characteristics in certain adult mammals.
pedomorphosis (s) (noun)
, pedomorphoses (pl)
A change in which a child's characteristics are retained in the adult form of an organism.
pedonom (s) (noun)
, pedonoms (pl)
In Greek antiquity, a magistrate who supervised the education of youths.
pedonosology, paedonosology (s) (noun)
; pedonosologies, paedonosologies (pl)
The study of the diseases of children.
pedonymic, paedonymic (adjective)
, more pedonymic, more paedonymic, most pedonymic, most paedonymic
A name that a child has which is the same as his or her father or mother.
pedophobia (s) (noun)
, pedophobias (pl)
An abnormal fear of children, including infants: Mr. and Mrs. Jones didn't have any kids of their own and were quite tense and anxious when they visited their friend's new baby, and they decided that, since they had pedophobia
, they didn't want a youngster of their own!
, more pedophobic, most pedophobic
Relating to an abnormal fear or dislike of children.
, more pedotrophic, most pedotrophic
Relating to the rearing, bringing up, and the care of children.
pedotrophist (s) (noun)
A person who is skilled or has the knowledge, the ability, or the training to bring up children properly.