etiologist

etiology

[ee-tee-ol-uh-jee]
noun, plural etiologies.
1.
Pathology.
a.
the study of the causes of diseases.
b.
the cause or origin of a disease.
2.
the study of causation.
3.
any study of causes, causation, or causality, as in philosophy, biology, or physics.
Also, aetiology.


Origin:
1545–55; < Latin aetiologia < Greek aitiología determining the cause of something, equivalent to aití(a) cause + -o- -o- + -logia -logy

etiologist, 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

etiology (ˌiːtɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
 
n , pl -gies
a variant spelling of aetiology
 
etiological
 
adj
 
etio'logically
 
adv
 
eti'ologist
 
n

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etiology
"science of causes or causation," 1550s, from Gk. aitiologia "statement of cause," from aitia "cause" + -logia "speaking." Related: Etiologic; etiological.
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etiology e·ti·ol·o·gy or ae·ti·ol·o·gy (ē'tē-ŏl'ə-jē)
n.

  1. The science and study of the causes or origins of disease.

  2. The cause or origin of a disease or disorder as determined by medical diagnosis.

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etiology   (ē'tē-ŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
The cause or origin of a disease, condition, or constellation of symptoms or signs, as determined by medical diagnosis or research.
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