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also ae·ti·ol·o·gy (ē′tē-ŏl′ə-jē)
n. pl. e·ti·ol·o·gies also ae·ti·ol·o·gies
a. The study of causes or origins.
b. The branch of medicine that deals with the causes or origins of disease.
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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.etiological - of or relating to the philosophical study of causation
2.etiological - relating to the etiology of a diseaseetiological - relating to the etiology of a disease; "etiological agent"
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He also noted that the diagnosis and interpretation of the etiological structure of diseases are at the low level.
Objective: To calculate the case fatality rate and etiological factors of malnutrition in children less than 05 years of age presenting to a tertiary care hospital.
He then turns to criticism of current practice in the areas of etiological inferences, diagnosis, epidemiology, psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and prevention, particularly calling out overdiagnosis of depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and autism spectrum disorders, and overuse of pharmaceuticals, especially antidepressants.
'These experiments have demonstrated that a gram-positive bacterium is the etiological agent of Pierce's disease in grapevines, and not a virus, as previously believed.
The research group directed by Dr Sandra Villegas, from the Biosciences Unit of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the UAB, designed a recombinant antibody fragment (the single-chain variable fragment scFv-h3D6), a derivative of bapineuzumab, which only consists of the active part trapping the etiological agent of the disease: the domains of the antibody responsible for the binding of Abeta oligomers.