Definitions for etiologyˌi tiˈɒl ə dʒi
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
e•ti•ol•o•gyˌi tiˈɒl ə dʒi(n.)(pl.)-gies.
the study of the causes of diseases. the cause or origin of a disease.
any study of causes, causation, or causality. the cause postulated for something.
Category: Biology, Philosphy
Origin of etiology:
1545–55; < L aetiologia < Gk aitiología determining the cause of something
the cause of a disease
the philosophical study of causation
the science of causes. Same as /tiology
Etiology is the study of causation, or origination. The word is derived from the Greek αἰτιολογία, aitiologia, "giving a reason for". The word is most commonly used in medical and philosophical theories, where it is used to refer to the study of why things occur, or even the reasons behind the way that things act, and is used in philosophy, physics, psychology, government, geography, spatial analysis, medicine, theology, and biology in reference to the causes of various phenomena. An etiological myth is a myth intended to explain a name or create a mythic history for a place or family.
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