Medical Dictionary

-ism

noun suffix \ˌiz-əm\

Medical Definition of -ISM

1
:  act, practice, or process <hypnotism>
2
a :  state, condition, or property <heterothallism> b :  abnormal state or condition resulting from excess of a (specified) thing or marked by resemblance to a (specified) person or thing <alcoholism> <morphinism> <mongolism>

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