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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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The final sections of the paper illustrate the ways Avicenna applies and amplifies his division of truth within the ontological, aitiological, theological, and epistemological parts of his metaphysics.
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But to our soul, it is a staff, a stable support and life, upon which it rests.'(50) An aitiological story told by Georgius Codinus explains that the staff of Moses was brought to Constantinople under Constantine the Great who placed it in the newly constructed church of the Theotokos he Rhabdos.(51) In later centuries, the staff was admired by English and Russian pilgrims in its new location in the palace.(52) This object may have survived to the present day in the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul which counts among its treasures a wooden rod, kept in a container richly decorated with precious stones.(53)