Aetiology meaning

ētē-ŏlə-jē
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The establishment of a cause, origin, or reason for something.
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The study of causes or causation.
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(medicine) The study or investigation of the causes of disease; a scientific explanation for the origin of a disease.
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Origin of aetiology

  • From Latin aetiologia, from Ancient Greek αἰτιολογία (aitiologia), from αἰτία (aitia, “cause”).

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