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ETIOLOGY

The science of inquiring into the causes or reasons for things. It may also concentrate on a particular phenomenon, as the etiology of a mental or moral disorder, e.g., the breakdown of family life or the prevalence of contraception.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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