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From Latin aetiologia, from Ancient Greek αἰτιολογία (aitiologia), from αἰτία (cause).

Singular
aetiology

Plural
countable and uncountable; aetiologies

aetiology (countable and uncountable; plural aetiologies)

  1. The study of causes or origins.
  2. The known or speculated upon origin of a disease or class of diseases, of use in nosology, pathology, and prophylaxis.
  3. The ascertained origin of a particular case of a disease. This presumes a diagnosis, and may be relevant to a prognosis, but is distinct from both.


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