or e·ti·o·log·i·cal

[ee-tee-uh-loj-ik or ee-tee-uh-loj-i-kuh l]


of or relating to causes or origins.
Pathology. originating from; causal: etiologic agent.
of or relating to etiology.

Origin of etiologic

First recorded in 1900–05; etiolog(y) + -ic
Related formse·ti·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for etiologic

Historical Examples of etiologic

  • Muscular overwork is to be reckoned with as an etiologic factor.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield

  • In regard to scurvy, there may well be other etiologic factors, but they are of a secondary character.

    Scurvy Past and Present

    Alfred Fabian Hess

  • Results of this kind show that there must be a relationship between the etiologic factors of scurvy and of beriberi.

    Scurvy Past and Present

    Alfred Fabian Hess

  • Its relationship to scurvy cannot, therefore, at the present time, be discussed from an etiologic viewpoint.

    Scurvy Past and Present

    Alfred Fabian Hess

  • Uric acid is decreased before an attack of gout and increased afterward, but its etiologic relation is still uncertain.