The study of aetiology of disease is in fact only a particular case of that of aetiology in general.
The aetiology of the disease is not yet known, and there are very many theories offered to explain it.
Therefore it is perhaps possible to put the temerity of the Dogmatics to shame in aetiology by these Tropes.
"science of causes or causation," 1550s, from Late Latin aetiologia, from Greek aitiologia "statement of cause," from aitia "cause" + -logia "a speaking" (see -logy). Related: Etiologic; etiological.
etiology e·ti·ol·o·gy or ae·ti·ol·o·gy (ē'tē-ŏl'ə-jē)
The science and study of the causes or origins of disease.
The cause or origin of a disease or disorder as determined by medical diagnosis.