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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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aetiological

/ˌiːtɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to aetiology
2.
(philosophy) (of an explanation) in terms of causal precedents, as opposed, for instance, to the intentions of an agent
Derived Forms
aetiologically, etiologically, adverb

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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