Definition of Etiology

1. Noun. The cause of a disease.

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



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

Definition of Etiology

1. n. The science of causes. Same as &?;tiology.

Definition of Etiology

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of aetiology) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Etiology

1. the study of the causes of diseases [n -GIES]

Medical Definition of Etiology

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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Lexicographical Neighbors of Etiology

etiolate
etiolated
etiolates
etiolating
etiolation
etiolations
etiolin
etiolins
etiologic
etiological
etiologically
etiologics
etiologies
etiologist
etiologists
etiology (current term)
etiopathic
etiopathogeneses
etiopathogenesis
etiopathogenetic
etiopathogenic
etiopathology
etioplast
etioplasts
etioporphyrin
etioporphyrins
etiotropic
etiquettal
etiquette
etiquettes

Literary usage of Etiology

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1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1902)
"A Statistical Study of the etiology of Progressive Paralysis. HOPPE. 3. Height and Body-weight in Idiotic Children. SKLAREK. 4. ..."

2. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1901)
"It is quite different, however, in relation to shock, which is still a potent factor of mortality, and regarding the nature, etiology, and pathology, ..."

3. The Journal of Infectious Diseases by Infectious Diseases Society of America, John Rockefeller McCormick Memorial Fund, John McCormick Institute for Infectious Diseases (1914)
"THE etiology OF DENGUE AN ATTEMPT TO PRODUCE THE DISEASE IN THE RHESUS MONKEY BY ... Most, if not all, of our definite knowledge regarding the etiology of ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1890)
"AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE etiology OF PHTHISIS. ... But, as the subject of etiology involves pathology, and as the pathology has not yet been entirely ..."

5. Drug Addiction Research & the Health of Women edited by Cora L. Wetherington (1999)
"Unidentified Audience Member: To get women into treatment, it is necessary to work with members of the extended family. etiology THE etiology AND GENETIC ..."

6. Proceedings of the second Pan American scientific congress: Washington, U. S by Glen Levin Swiggett (1917)
"Do we know sufficient concerning its etiology to prevent the disease, ... Opinions аэ to the etiology of beriberi have varied widely in the past, ..."

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