noun, plural ae·ti·ol·o·gies.
Related formsae·ti·o·log·ic [ee-tee-uh-loj-ik] /ˌi ti əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, ae·ti·o·log·i·cal, adjectiveae·ti·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbae·ti·ol·o·gist, noun
Examples from the Web for aetiological
They may also be aetiological in their nature and form an elaborate record of a custom.
On the other hand there are melancholias in which the exciting cause clearly plays an aetiological part.Group Psychology and The Analysis of The Ego|Sigmund Freud
And from minds of a more reflective cast than the Roman, it received answer in the form of mythology, of aetiological myths.The Idea of God in Early Religions|F. B. Jevons