adjective \ˌē-tē-ə-ˈlä-jik\

Definition of ETIOLOGIC

:  assigning or seeking to assign a cause
:  of or relating to etiology
eti·o·log·i·cal·ly \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of ETIOLOGIC

eti·o·log·ic or eti·o·log·i·cal \-ji-kəl\

First Known Use of ETIOLOGIC

circa 1753


adjective \ˌēt-ē-ə-ˈläj-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ETIOLOGIC

: of, relating to, or based on etiology <etiologic treatment of a disease seeks to remove or correct its cause>
: causing or contributing to the cause of a disease or condition <smoking is an etiologic factor in the production of arteriosclerosis—F. A. Faught>
eti·o·log·i·cal·ly or chiefly British ae·ti·o·log·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of ETIOLOGIC

eti·o·log·ic or eti·o·log·i·cal \-i-kəl\ or chiefly British ae·ti·o·log·ic or ae·ti·o·log·i·cal


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