from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The study of the physical and mental development and characteristics of children.
- n. The scientific study of soils, including their origins, characteristics, and uses.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The sub-discipline of soil science that: studies soils as a component of natural systems or deals with soil genesis and soil classification or studies the soil profile or solum in its natural setting.
- n. The study of the behaviour and development of children.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Pediatrics.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science of the child, theoretical and applied; child-study in its widest sense. The term was apparently introduced by O. Chrisman in 1896. Also paidology.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of infants and children
pedo-2 + -logy.
pedo-1 + -logy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek πέδον (pedon, "soil") + -logy. (Wiktionary)
pedo- + -logy, from Ancient Greek: παῖς (pais, "child") and -λογία (-logía, "branch of study, to speak"). (Wiktionary)