etiology


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e·ti·ol·o·gy

also ae·ti·ol·o·gy (ē′tē-ŏl′ə-jē)
n. pl. e·ti·ol·o·gies also ae·ti·ol·o·gies
1.
a. The study of causes or origins.
b. The branch of medicine that deals with the causes or origins of disease.
2.
a. Assignment of a cause, an origin, or a reason for something.
b. The cause or origin of a disease or disorder as determined by medical diagnosis.

[Late Latin aetiologia, from Greek aitiologiā : aitiā, cause + -logiā, -logy.]

e′ti·o·log′ic (-ə-lŏj′ĭk), e′ti·o·log′i·cal adj.
e′ti·o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
e′ti·ol′o·gist n.

etiology

(ˌiːtɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
n, pl -gies
a variant spelling of aetiology
etiological, etiologic adj
ˌetioˈlogically adv
ˌetiˈologist n

e•ti•ol•o•gy

(ˌi tiˈɒl ə dʒi)

n., pl. -gies.
1.
a. the study of the causes of diseases.
b. the cause or origin of a disease.
2.
a. any study of causes, causation, or causality.
b. the cause postulated for something.
[1545–55; < Latin aetiologia < Greek aitiología determining the cause of something]
e`ti•o•log′ic (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪk) e`ti•o•log′i•cal, adj.
e`ti•ol′o•gist, n.

e·ti·ol·o·gy

(ē′tē-ŏl′ə-jē)
The cause or origin of a disease.

etiology, aetiology

1. the branch of medical science that studies the causes of diseases and the factors underlying their spread.
2. the accumulated knowledge of disease causes. — etiologist, n. — etiologic, etiological, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
the science of causation. — etiologic, aetiologic, etiological, aetiological, adj.
See also: Philosophy
the science of the causes of natural phenomena. — etiologic, aetiologic, etiological, aetiological, adj.
See also: Nature
the study of the causes for and origin of any phenomena. Also spelled aetiology.etiological, adj.
See also: Origins

etiology

A branch of medicine that deals with the causes of diseases.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.etiology - the cause of a diseaseetiology - the cause of a disease    
cause - events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something; "they are trying to determine the cause of the crash"
2.etiology - the philosophical study of causation
philosophy - the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
Translations

etiology

[ˌiːtɪˈɒlədʒɪ] Netiología f

etiology

aetiology [ˌiːtiˈɒlədʒi] n [disease] → étiologie f

e·ti·ol·o·gy

n. etiología, rama de la medicina que estudia la causa de las enfermedades.
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