pedo-, paedo-, ped-, paed-, paido-, paid-

(Greek: child, boy; infant)

The British tend to use paed- while those in the United States tend to use ped-. Remember that the Greek ped- means "child" while the Latin ped- means "foot". Don't confuse this Greek element with another Greek pedo- which means "ground, soil, earth".

pedarchy (s) (noun), pedarchies (pl)
A government that is ruled by a child or by children: When reading a story about a little girl leading the government with other children, Kitty thought that such a ruling system, called pedarchy, would be a great thing!
pedeia, paedeia, paideia (s) (noun) (no pl)
1. In ancient Greek society, education or upbringing: Paideia is generally a society's culture, the sum of physical and intellectual achievement to which the human body and mind can aspire:
2. Etymology: from Greek paideia, the idea of perfection or of excellence.
pedeutics, paedeutics, paideutics (s) (noun) (no pl)
The science or art of education: When thinking about what kind of career she wanted to start, Audrey though she'd like to study pedeutics, or the study of teaching. .
pediatric, paediatric (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to or a reference to treating the diseases of children: The Johnsons were happy that there was a pediatric ward in the hospital in their town where they could take their daughter, if necessary.
pediatrician, paediatrician, pediatrist, paediatrist (s) (noun); pediatricians; paediatricians; pediatrists; paediatrists (pl)
A physician who specializes in the treatment of children and their development and care: Dr. Tall at the hospital was an excellent pediatrician who successfully diagnosed various diseases and disorders of children and recommended special treatments to cure them.
pediatrics (s) (noun) (no pl)
The branch of medical science dealing with the study of childhood and the diseases of children: Arthur decided to specialize in pediatrics which is concerned with the diagnoses and treatment of the health and diseases of children during their development from birth through adolescence.
pediatry (s) (noun), pediatries (pl)
The medical care of health disorders of children: Pediatry is a branch of medicine that is devoted to the study of the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses of infants, young children, adolescents, and young adults.
pedobaptism, paedobaptism (s) (noun); pedobaptisms; paedobaptisms (pl)
The baptism of children or the historic Christian religious rite of sprinkling on the forehead, or the immersion in water: Pedobaptism symbolizes the purification or regeneration and admission to the Christian Church.
pedobaptist, paedobaptist (s) (noun); pedobaptists; paedobaptists (pl)
A person who practices, adheres to, or advocates infant baptism: Mr. and Mrs. Jones wanted to have their good neighbor, a pedobaptist, to christen their little newborn baby.
pedobarometer (s) (noun), pedobarometers (pl)
In medicine, a scale for weighing a baby: When the nurse weighed Mary's little newborn baby, a pedobarometer was used as well as for measuring the length of her baby.
pedocracy, paedocracy (s) (noun); pedocracies; paedocracies (pl)
A government that is run by or consists of children: The story was very interesting for Sam because young people like him ruled the island and the government was called a pedocracy.
pedodontics (s) (noun) (no pl)
The branch of dentistry concerned with the dental care and treatment of children: Because Tom had studied pedodontics and had his own dental clinic, he had lots of young patients, sometimes with very bad teeth, but he always told them to take very good care of their teeth!
pedodontist, pediadontist (s) (noun); pedodontists; pediadontists (pl)
A dentist who practices dentistry that deals with children's teeth: Dr. Small, Tim's pedodontist, told Tim to open up his mouth so he could check his teeth for any possible cavities.
pedodontistry (s) (noun), pedodontistries (pl)
The care and treatment of children's teeth: Part of Paul's instruction in dental school involved pedodontistry dealing with various teeth disorders of youngsters, how to treat them, and possible prevention methods of such disorders.
pedodontology, pediadontology (s) (noun) (no pl)
The study of the care of children's teeth; paediatric dentistry: Since Clive's mother loved children, she decided to finish her studies in pedodontology and set up her own dental clinic for treating and caring for the teeth of youngers.