Definition of Aetiology

1. Noun. The cause of a disease.

Exact synonyms: Etiology
Generic synonyms: Cause
Derivative terms: Aetiologic, Aetiological, Aetiologist, Etiologic, Etiological, Etiologist



2. Noun. The philosophical study of causation.
Exact synonyms: Etiology
Generic synonyms: Philosophy
Derivative terms: Aetiologic, Aetiological, Etiologic, Etiological

Definition of Aetiology

1. Noun. The establishment of a cause, origin, or reason for something. ¹

2. Noun. The study of causes or causation. ¹

3. Noun. (medicine) The study or investigation of the causes of disease; a scientific explanation for the origin of a disease. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aetiology

1. [n -GIES]

Medical Definition of Aetiology

1. A branch of knowledge concerned with the causes of particular phenomena, specifically a branch of medical science concerned with the causes and origins of diseases. The study of factors of causation or those associated with the causation of disease or abnormal body states. Origin: L. Aetiologia, Gr. Aitiologia. (09 Feb 1998)

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Literary usage of Aetiology

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1. An Introduction to pathology and morbid anatomy by Thomas Henry Green, Hubert Montague Murray (1895)
"aetiology.—In studying the aetiology of phthisis, it is obvious, in the first place, that, accepting the tubercle bacillus as an essential element, ..."

2. Typhus Fever with Particular Reference to the Serbian Epidemic by Richard Pearson Strong (1921)
"aetiology Bacteriological investigations in regard to the aetiology of typhus were carried out during the Serbian epidemic in connection with several of the ..."

3. Subject Index of the Modern Works Added to the British Museum Libraryby British Museum Dept. of Printed Books, Dept. of Printed Books, British Museum by British Museum Dept. of Printed Books, Dept. of Printed Books, British Museum (1906)
"DISEASE aetiology. Se« aleo BACTERIOLOGY; DIAGNOSIS, Medical: MEDICINE : PATHOLOGY ... DISEASE aetiology. — Infectious and Epidemic Diseases—continued. ..."

4. Medical Greek; Collection of Papers on Medical Onomatology and a Grammatical by Achilles Rose (1908)
"V. aetiology, PATHOLOGY AND THERAPY OF MEDICAL SLANG.* "I consider that the corruption of language is a disease closely allied to corruption of manners, ..."

5. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Johann Lorenz Mosheim (1845)
"Isaac Casaubon,10 who was the first decrease of the moon, and the like astrological matters ; which things have the lowest place in the Egyptian aetiology. ..."

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