Definition of aetiology noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(British English) (North American English etiology) noun
BrE BrE//ˌiːtiˈɒlədʒi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌiːtiˈɑːlədʒi//
[uncountable] (medical)
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the scientific study of the causes of disease Word Originmid 16th cent.: via medieval Latin from Greek aitiologia, from aitia ‘a cause’ + -logia (see -ology).

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