etiologic

adjective
eti·​o·​log·​ic | \ ˌē-tē-ə-ˈlä-jik How to pronounce etiologic (audio) \
variants: or etiological \ ˌē-​tē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce etiologic (audio) \

Definition of etiologic

1 : assigning or seeking to assign a cause
2 : of or relating to etiology

Other Words from etiologic

etiologically \ ˌē-​tē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce etiologic (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of etiologic

1606, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Etiologic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/etiologic. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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etiologic

adjective
eti·​o·​log·​ic | \ ˌēt-ē-ə-ˈläj-ik How to pronounce etiologic (audio) \
variants: or etiological \ -​i-​kəl How to pronounce etiologic (audio) \ or chiefly British aetiologic or aetiological

Medical Definition of etiologic

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

Other Words from etiologic

etiologically or chiefly British aetiologically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce etiologic (audio) \ adverb

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