[ ee-tee-ol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌi tiˈɒl ə dʒi /

noun, plural ae·ti·ol·o·gies.

Related forms

ae·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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for aetiological (1 of 2)



/ (ˌiːtɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) /


of or relating to aetiology
philosophy (of an explanation) in terms of causal precedents, as opposed, for instance, to the intentions of an agent

Derived Forms

aetiologically or etiologically, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for aetiological (2 of 2)



/ (ˌiːtɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun plural -gies

the philosophy or study of causation
the study of the causes of diseases
the cause of a disease

Derived Forms

aetiologist or etiologist, noun

Word Origin for aetiology

C16: from Late Latin aetologia, from Greek aitiologia, from aitia cause
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