the research for the factors. For example, of a condition.
the explanation for an ailment
- the philosophical study of causation
- The research, doctrine, or demonstration of causes; esp., the investigation associated with the factors behind any disease; the science regarding the origin and growth of things.
- The assignment of a reason.
(Gr. aitiologeo, to inquire into) An inquiry into factors. See Etiology. -- V.F.
(n.) The technology, doctrine, or demonstration of reasons; esp., the examination of this causes of any disease; the technology associated with source and improvement things.
- (letter.) The project of a reason.
Considering the great importance of arresting the spread of infection at the outset, and the implicit reliance placed upon bacteriological criteria, the aetiology of such antecedent ailments deserves more attention than has hitherto been paid to it.