[ ee-tee-uh-loj-ik ]
/ ˌi ti əˈlɒdʒ ɪk /
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of or relating to causes or origins.
Pathology. originating from; causal: etiologic agent.
of or relating to etiology.
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Also e·ti·o·log·i·cal [ee-tee-uh-loj-i-kuhl] /ˌi ti əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ .
Origin of etiologic
First recorded in 1900–05; etiolog(y) + -ic
OTHER WORDS FROM etiologice·ti·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use etiologic in a sentence
In the second place, it is possible that the etiological factor is alcohol.Mentally Defective Children|Alfred Binet
A microbacillus has been found by several observers, and credited with etiological influence.
Intestinal toxins are doubtless important etiological factors in some cases.
The so-called “shell-fish” group of foods play an important etiological part in some cases.
Various rheumatic and nervous disorders are not infrequently associated with it, and are doubtless of etiological significance.