Definition of aetiological in English:

aetiological

adjective

  • See aetiology

    • ‘The virus is the aetiological agent of most cervical cancers.’
    • ‘These aetiological factors are not mutually exclusive.’
    • ‘Disconcertingly, however, many of the aetiological questions asked over 150 years ago are still unanswered.’
    • ‘Rapid etiological diagnosis will help in timely institution of specific therapy.’
    • ‘Childhood leukaemia is a biologically diverse disease and is likely to arise by several aetiological pathways’

Pronunciation

aetiological

/ˌiːtɪəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/