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aetiology, etiology  n.  
The science, doctrine, or demonstration of causes; esp., the investigation of the causes of any disease; the science of the origin and development of things; etiology.
The assignment of a cause.
(Med.) The cause or origin of a disease. Now more commonly written etiology.

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"Aetiology" Quotes from Famous Books

... allowance was four thousand dollars per annum. Histology, morphology, and aetiology are whims too costly for impecunious students. Prince must reduce his ...
— At the Mercy of Tiberius • August Evans Wilson

... DISTRIBUTION. All these form the body of ascertainable facts which constitute the status quo of the living creature. But these facts have their causes; and the ascertainment of these causes is the doctrine of AETIOLOGY. ...
— Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews • Thomas Henry Huxley

... The cause (etiology) of pleuropneumonia.—This is a contagious disease, and arises only by contagion from a previously affected animal; consequently it can never be seen here except as the result of importing affected animals ...
— Special Report on Diseases of Cattle • U.S. Department of Agriculture

... of which were so little understood that it was actually prescribed for many disorders of which it is a certain irritant. Add to this the lack of sanitary measures, not only of disinfection but of common cleanliness, and the etiology of the ...
— The Age of the Reformation • Preserved Smith

Words linked to "Aetiology" :   aetiologist, philosophy, cause, aetiological

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