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Etiology describes the cause or causes of a disease.


Dorland's Online Medical Dictionary. Available at: Accessed April 28, 2015.

Review Date: 4/21/2015
Reviewed By: Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.
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