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Aetiology

Definition
noun, plural: aetiologies
The study of causes or origins or various phenomena, for instance the cause of disease.
Supplement
Aetiology is used to refer to the study of why things occur and the reasons behind the way a thing reacts.
Word origin: Gk aitiologĂ­a determining the cause of something.

Related forms: aetiological (adjective), aetiologically (adverb), aetologist (noun).

Related phrases: etiological factors, etiological diagnosis”

Synonym: etiology.


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