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etiologic

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adjective eti·o·log·ic \ˌē-tē-ə-ˈlä-jik\

Definition of etiologic

  1. 1 :  assigning or seeking to assign a cause

  2. 2 :  of or relating to etiology

eti·o·log·i·cal·ly play \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Circa 1753

First Known Use of etiologic

circa 1753

Variants of etiologic

or eti·o·log·i·cal play \-ji-kəl\

Medical Dictionary

etiologic

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adjective eti·o·log·ic \ˌēt-ē-ə-ˈläj-ik\

Medical Definition of etiologic

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or based on etiology <etiologic treatment of a disease seeks to remove or correct its cause>

  2. 2:  causing or contributing to the cause of a disease or condition <smoking is an etiologic factor in the production of arteriosclerosis—F. A. Faught>

  3. eti·o·log·i·cal·ly or chiefly British ae·ti·o·log·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



Variants of etiologic

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

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