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etiology

Pronunciation: e'te-ol'o-je

Definition:

  1. The science and study of the causes of disease and their mode of operation.
  2. The science of causes, causality; in common usage, the cause itself.

[G. aitia, cause, + logos, treatise, discourse]

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