aetiology definition

  • noun:
    • Variant of etiology.
    • The establishment of a reason, beginning, or reason for some thing.
    • the analysis of reasons or causation.
    • The study or research of causes of illness; a scientific description for the beginning of an ailment.
    • The technology, doctrine, or demonstration of factors; esp., the examination for the causes of any condition; the technology regarding the source and improvement things.
    • The project of an underlying cause.
    • An inquiry into or a theory of actual factors that cause any class of phenomena.
    • particularly, in medication, an inquiry into or account for the beginning or factors that cause infection, or of a specific kind or case of condition. Sometimes written aitiology.
    • the philosophical study of causation
    • the explanation for an illness

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