Etiology describes the cause or causes of a disease.
Dorland's Online Medical Dictionary. Available at: www.dorlands.com//def.jsp?id=100037257. Accessed April 28, 2015.
Update Date 4/21/2015
Updated 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.