(medicine) The study or investigation of the causes of disease; a scientific explanation for the origin of a disease.
Origin of aetiology
From Latinaetiologia, from Ancient Greek αἰτιολογία (aitiologia), from αἰτία (aitia, “cause”).
Aetiology Sentence Examples
Aetiology is treated of under the heading EVOLUTION.
Considering the great importance of arresting the spread of infection at the outset, and the implicit reliance placed upon bacteriological criteria, the aetiology of such antecedent ailments deserves more attention than has hitherto been paid to it.
The study of causes or agencies inducing disease (Aetiology).
The term " pathogenesis " has reference to the generation and development of disease, and that of " aetiology," in its present bearing, has to do with its causes.