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etiology

e·ti·ol·o·gy

etiology

 
pronunciation:
i ti a l ji
features:
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part of speech: noun
inflections: etiologies
definition 1: the medical study of the causes of diseases.
definition 2: the cause of a disease or physical disorder.
definition 3: the study or designation of causes, causation, or origin.
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derivations: etiological (adj.), etiologically (adv.), etiologist (n.)
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