-ism, -ismus

(Greek, ismos; Latin, ismus: a suffix: belief in, practice of, condition of, process, characteristic behavior or manner, abnormal state, distinctive feature or trait)

Biblicism (noun) Biblicisms (pl)
1. The literal interpretation of the Bible.
2. Learning or literature relating to the Bible.
3. Having a particular regard for the Bible as the Word of God and the ultimate authority for religious beliefs and morality.
bibliophilism (s) (noun) (usually not a plural)
The principles and practice of a lover of or a fondness for books.
bibliopolism (s) (noun), bibliopolisms (pl)
The principles or trade of book selling.
Biblism (s) (noun), Biblisms (pl)
Adherence to the Bible as the sole rule of faith.
bilingualism (s), bilingualisms (pl) (nouns)
1. The ability to speak two languages.
2. The habitual use of two languages colloquially.
Having two mammae or breasts.
The practice of using two metals; such as, gold and silver, as the basis of money in a country.
A type of behavior in which an organism benefits another member of its species without concern for its own welfare and often to its own detriment.
1. The interpretation of human life from a strictly biological point of view.
2. The use or emphasis of biological principles or methods in explaining human social behavior.
1. The magnetic field created by a living organism; such as, animal magnetism.
2. The effect of an external magnetic field on living organisms.
Consuming, eating, or destroying other living organisms; a special reference to certain parasites.
An obsolete term for a theory that a drug eruption may be due to activation of a latent allergy by the drug.
bitheism (s) (noun), bitheisms (pl)
The belief that the world is ruled by two equal and opposing forces or gods, one good and one evil.