aetiology

aetiology

[ee-tee-ol-uh-jee]
noun, plural aetiologies.

aetiologic [ee-tee-uh-loj-ik] , aetiological, adjective
aetiologically, adverb
aetiologist, noun
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aetiology or etiology (ˌiːtɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
 
n , pl -gies
1.  the philosophy or study of causation
2.  the study of the causes of diseases
3.  the cause of a disease
 
[C16: from Late Latin aetologia, from Greek aitiologia, from aitia cause]
 
etiology or etiology
 
n
 
[C16: from Late Latin aetologia, from Greek aitiologia, from aitia cause]
 
aeti'ologist or etiology
 
n
 
eti'ologist or etiology
 
n

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