Definition of etiological in English:

etiological

(also etiologic) (British aetiological)

adjective

  • 1Medicine
    Causing or contributing to the development of a disease or condition.

    ‘an antibody response to these bacteria could play an etiological role in ulcerative colitis’
    ‘dental plaque is the main etiological factor in periodontal disease’
  • 2Serving to explain something by giving a cause or reason for it, often in historical or mythical terms.

    ‘the book recounts etiological stories of the creation’

Pronunciation

etiological

/ˌēdēəˈläjək(ə)l/ /ˌidiəˈlɑdʒək(ə)l/