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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  AEtiology  \[AE]`ti*ol"o*gy\,  n.  [L.  aetologia  Gr  ?;  ?  cause  + 
  ?  description:  cf  F.  ['e]tiologie.] 
  1.  The  science,  doctrine,  or  demonstration  of  causes;  esp., 
  the  investigation  of  the  causes  of  any  disease;  the 
  science  of  the  origin  and  development  of  things 
 
  2.  The  assignment  of  a  cause 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pathology  \Pa*thol"o*gy\  (-j[y^]),  n.;  pl  {Pathologies} 
  (-j[i^]z).  [Gr.  pa`qos  a  suffering,  disease  +  -logy:  cf  F. 
  pathologie.]  (Med.) 
  The  science  which  treats  of  diseases,  their  nature,  causes, 
  progress,  symptoms,  etc 
 
  Note:  Pathology  is  general  or  special,  according  as  it  treats 
  of  disease  or  morbid  processes  in  general,  or  of 
  particular  diseases;  it  is  also  subdivided  into 
  internal  and  external,  or  medical  and  surgical 
  pathology.  Its  departments  are  {nosology}, 
  {[ae]tiology},  {morbid  anatomy},  {symptomatology},  and 
  {therapeutics},  which  treat  respectively  of  the 
  classification,  causation,  organic  changes,  symptoms, 
  and  cure  of  diseases. 
 
  {Celluar  pathology},  a  theory  that  gives  prominence  to  the 
  vital  action  of  cells  in  the  healthy  and  diseased  function 
  of  the  body.  --Virchow. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aetiology 
  n  1:  the  cause  of  a  disease  [syn:  {etiology}] 
  2:  the  philosophical  study  of  causation  [syn:  {etiology}] 




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