(initial capital letter) the ancient Greek personification of the clear upper air of the sky.
a variant spelling of ether (sense 3), ether (sense 4), ether (sense 5)
. Pathology. the study of the causes of diseases. the cause or origin of a disease. the study of causation. any study of causes, causation, or causality, as in philosophy, biology, or physics. Historical Examples The study of aetiology of disease is in fact only a particular case of that of aetiology in general. Disease […]
. Historical Examples And from minds of a more reflective cast than the Roman, it received answer in the form of mythology, of aetiological myths. The Idea of God in Early Religions F. B. Jevons They may also be aetiological in their nature and form an elaborate record of a custom. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, […]
. noun (pl) -gies the philosophy or study of causation the study of the causes of diseases the cause of a disease