from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The study of causes or origins.
- n. The branch of medicine that deals with the causes or origins of disease.
- n. Assignment of a cause, an origin, or a reason for something.
- n. The cause or origin of a disease or disorder as determined by medical diagnosis.
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- n. Alternative spelling of aetiology.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The science of causes. Same as �tiology.
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- n. the cause of a disease
- n. the philosophical study of causation
In fact, it appears that much of the paradigmatic conceptual framework they used to assess disease etiology is rooted as far back as the Bantu era of the third millennium BCE, and some features of the paradigm may be as deep-seated as the early Niger-Congo era of many millennia prior to that. 18
Next to that he had written the word etiology followed by a question mark.
We begin with a look at Mesoamerican etiology, that is, the conceptual framework precontact Mexicans used to explain their illnesses, an essential starting point for understanding indigenous health concepts in the colonial period.
A specialist would need to diagnose the situation and figure out what we could call the etiology of that payroll of 1,400.
The etiology, that is, the exciting cause, of the inflammation of the anus, rectum, colon, etc., may date from the time a diaper was placed on the new-born infant.
The doctrine of the First Things, known as etiology, should illuminate the doctrine of the Last Things, known as escatology.
Logically, the evolution of Ménière's disease depends on certain unknown variables such as etiology and personal characteristics.
By contrast, when Freud speaks in April of "a fresh confirmation of paternal" etiology "that is, a further (fresh) confirmation of a theory which he has already previously taken as confirmed ” he is concerned with the later theory.
The genetic environmental etiology of cognitive school readiness and later academic achievement in early childhood.
The etiology of science performance: Decreasing heritability and increasing importance of the shared environment from 9 to 12 years of age.