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-ism

(izm),
1. A condition, disease, or intoxication.
2. A practice, doctrine. Compare: -ia, -ismus.
[G. -isma, -ismos, noun-forming suffix]

-ism, -ismus

suffix meaning "condition of, practice of, theory of ": hyperthyroidism, hypopituitarism, strabismus.

-ism

Suffix meaning (1) A medical condition or a disease resulting from or involving some specified thing; (2) A practice, doctrine.
Compare: -ia, -ismus
[G. -isma, -ismos, noun-forming suffix]

-ism

suffix meaning a state, process or condition.