Etiology meaning

ētē-ŏlə-jē
Etiology is defined as the science of finding causes and origins.

An example of etiology is knowing that some of the causes of high blood pressure are smoking, lack of exercise, stress and a diet high in salt and fat.

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The cause or origin of a disease, condition, or constellation of symptoms or signs, as determined by medical diagnosis or research.
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The assignment of a cause, or the cause assigned.

The etiology of a folkway.

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Alternative spelling of aetiology.
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Origin of etiology

  • Late Latin aetiologia from Greek aitiologiā aitiā cause -logiā -logy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition