etiologic

adjective eti·o·log·ic \ ˌē-tē-ə-ˈlä-jik \
variants: or etiological play \ˌē-tē-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\

Definition of etiologic

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

etiologically

play \ˌē-tē-ə-ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of etiologic

1606


Medical Dictionary

etiologic

adjective eti·o·log·ic \ ˌēt-ē-ə-ˈläj-ik \
variants: or etiological play \-i-kəl\ 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

etiologically

or chiefly British aetiologically play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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