Etiology describes the cause or causes of a disease.
Etiology. Taber's Medical Dictionary Online. www.tabers.com/tabersonline//search?st=OSS&q=Etiology. Accessed June 11, 2017.
Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.