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aetiology, U.S. etiology doctrine of cause or causation. XVI. — L. ætiologia — Gr. aitiologíā, f. aitíā cause; see -LOGY.

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aetiology (etiology) (ee-ti-ol-ŏji) n.
1. the study or science of the causes of disease.

2. the cause of a specific disease.

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Aetiology (account of causes or origins): see MYTH.

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aetiology The study of causes, especially the causes of medical conditions.

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