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aetiology

[ee-tee-ol-uh-jee] /ˌi tiˈɒl ə dʒi/
noun, plural aetiologies.
1.
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aetiologic
[ee-tee-uh-loj-ik] /ˌi ti əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
aetiological, adjective
aetiologically, adverb
aetiologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for aetiologic

aetiology

/ˌiːtɪˈɒlədʒɪ/
noun (pl) -gies
1.
the philosophy or study of causation
2.
the study of the causes of diseases
3.
the cause of a disease
Derived Forms
aetiologist, etiologist, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin aetologia, from Greek aitiologia, from aitia cause
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