aetiology

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

noun, plural ae·ti·ol·o·gies.

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OTHER WORDS FROM aetiology

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

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British Dictionary definitions for aetiological (1 of 2)

aetiological

etiological

/ (ˌiːtɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) /

adjective

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 of aetiological

aetiologically or etiologically, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for aetiological (2 of 2)

aetiology

etiology

/ (ˌiːtɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun plural -gies

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

Derived forms of aetiology

aetiologist or etiologist, noun

Word Origin for aetiology

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