-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)

The theory that a principle of life pervades all nature.
psychoinfantilism (s) (noun), psychoinfantilisms (pl)
The retention of childlike mental or character traits into adulthood.
The belief that fire is the substance of the soul; psychopyrist, someone who holds this belief.
psychotheism (s) (noun), psychotheisms (pl)
The doctrine of the absolute spirituality of God.
Poisoning by a ptomaine.
ptyalism, ptyalisms
1. The excessive secretion of saliva.
2. Excessive flow of saliva.
1. A so-called second childhood; a reversion to childishness.
2. Childish or immature behavior by an adult.
3. In psychiatry, Childishness; the stage following infantilism or infantility and followed by the stage of puberism or puberty.
Disease caused by child bearing.
pugilism (s) (noun), pugilisms (pl)
Involvement in the sport of fighting with the fists: Arthur's father was active in the profession of pugilism, but Arthur certainly didn't like this sport at all because it was so aggressive and caused injuries.
pus organism
Pyogenic micro-organism, or a micro-organism producing pus; usually, staphylococci and streptococci; but many other organisms also produce pus.
Contact metamorphism (change in the structure of rock) occurring at temperatures near the melting points of the constituent minerals in contact with magma.
Tremors (quakes) caused by volcanic eruptions.