• The cause, set of causes, or manner of causation of a disease or condition
  • The causation of diseases and disorders as a subject of investigation
  • The investigation or attribution of the cause or reason for something, often expressed in terms of historical or mythical explanation
  • AETIOLOGY, etiology (the study of the causes of diseases) [n]
  • AETIOLOGY, the science of causes, esp of disease also ETIOLOGY [n]