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Meaning of ETIOLOGY

Pronunciation:  `eetee'âlujee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the philosophical study of causation
  2. [n]  the cause of a disease

ETIOLOGY is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: aetiology, aetiology
 See Also: cause, philosophy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E`ti*ol"o*gy\, n. [Cf. F. ['e]tiologie.]
The science of causes. Same as ?{tiology}.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: The cause or origin of disease.
Biology Dictionary
  1. The scientific study of the cause of diseases.
  2. The science of the causes and modes of operation of diseases.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: accounting for, answerability, antecedents, application, arrogation, ascription, assignation, assignment, attachment, attribution, base, basis, blame, call, causation, cause, cause and effect, charge, connection with, credit, derivation from, determinant, determinative, element, factor, ground, grounds, honor, imputation, occasion, palaetiology, placement, principle, reference to, responsibility, saddling, stimulus