77. Children


See also 153. FATHER ; 281. MOTHER ; 307. PARENTS .

bastardism, bastardy
the condition of being a bastard.
filicide
1. a parent who kills a son or daughter.
2. the killing of a son or daughter by a parent. — filicidal , adj .
hyperactivity
abnormal or excessive activity or constant excitability, especially in children. — hyperactive , adj .
misopedia, misopaedia
an abnormal dislike of children. — misopedist, misopaedist , n .
pedagogics, paedagogics
the science or art of teaching or education. Also called pedagogy . — pedagogue, paedagogue, pedagog , n.
pederasty, paederasty
a sexual act between two males, especially when one is a minor. — pederast, paederast , n.
pediatrics, paediatrics
the branch of medicine that studies the diseases of children and their treatment. — pediatrician, paediatrician , n .
pedodontics, pedodontia
a branch of dentistry specializing in children’s dental care. — pedodontist , n.
pedology
the branch of medical science that studies the physical and psychological events of childhood. — pedologist , n. — pedological , adj .
pedophilia
a sexual attraction to children. — pedophiliac, pedophilic , adj .
pedophobia
an abnormal fear of children. — pedophobiac , n.
postremogeniture
the quality or condition of being the youngest child. See also 239. LAW .
primogeniture
the quality or condition of being a firstborn child. See also 239. LAW .
prolicide
1. the crime of killing one’s own children.
2. a parent who kills his own children. — prolicidal , adj .
tecnology
pedology.
ultimogeniture
postremogeniture.
unigeniture
the quality or condition of being an only child.

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