Dictionary > Etiological


(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.
Word origin: Gk aitiologĂ­a: determining the cause of something.

Related forms: etiology (noun), etiologically (adverb), etiologist (noun).

Related phrases: etiological factors, etiological diagnosis.

Synonym: aetiological.

See also: aetiology.

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