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Aetiological

Definition
adjective
(1) Of, pertaining to, or based on aetiology, the study of causation.
(2) Causing a disease or a pathological condition . As in: etiological agent of a disease.
Supplement
Word origin: Gk aitiología: determining the cause of something.

Related forms: aetiology (noun), aetiologically (adverb), aetiologist (noun).

Related phrases: aetiological factors, aetiological diagnosis.

Synonym: etiological.

See also: aetiology.


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