noun, plural e·ti·ol·o·gies.
- the study of the causes of diseases.
- the cause or origin of a disease.
Origin of etiology
Related Words for etiologydivision, dissection, medicine, analysis, investigation, examination, diagnosis, inquiry, biology, cytology, genetics, zoology, histology, morphology, embryology, physiology
Examples from the Web for etiology
Contemporary Examples of etiology
Friendship is the trump card in the movement for equality, not etiology.The Problematic Hunt for a ‘Gay Gene’
November 20, 2014
Historical Examples of etiology
The third volume of the fifth edition treats of the etiology and cure of crime.Criminal Man
A number of other measures will be inferred from what has been said in the section on etiology.The Sexual Life of the Child
The development is insidious, and the etiology is not known.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation
Let us turn to some of the current theories of the etiology of scurvy.Scurvy Past and Present
Alfred Fabian Hess
First, because they help317 us to understand the pathology and etiology of malaria.
noun plural -gies
"science of causes or causation," 1550s, from Late Latin aetiologia, from Greek aitiologia "statement of cause," from aitia "cause" + -logia "a speaking" (see -logy). Related: Etiologic; etiological.