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aetiology

[ ee-tee-ol-uh-jee ]

noun

, plural ae·ti·ol·o·gies.


aetiology

/ ˌiːtɪˈɒlədʒɪ /

noun

  1. the philosophy or study of causation
  2. the study of the causes of diseases
  3. the cause of a disease


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Derived Forms

  • ˌaetiˈologist, noun
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Other Words From

  • ae·ti·o·log·ic [ee-tee-, uh, -, loj, -ik], aeti·o·logi·cal adjective
  • aeti·o·logi·cal·ly adverb
  • aeti·olo·gist noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of aetiology1

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

So Aenesidemus teaches eight Tropes, by which he thinks that he can prove all the dogmatic aetiology useless.

Therefore it is perhaps possible to put the temerity of the Dogmatics to shame in aetiology by these Tropes.

The aetiology of the disease is not yet known, and there are very many theories offered to explain it.

The study of aetiology of disease is in fact only a particular case of that of aetiology in general.

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