noun, plural ae·ti·ol·o·gies.
Examples from the Web for aetiological
Historical Examples of aetiological
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
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
They may also be aetiological in their nature and form an elaborate record of a custom.