non·​sys·​tem·​ic ˌnän-ˌsi-ˈste-mik How to pronounce nonsystemic (audio)
: not systemic: such as
: not of, relating to, or common to a complex or organized body
nonsystemic opposition
nonsystemic risk
: not affecting the entire body : of localized effect or nature
a nonsystemic drug acting solely within the intestine
: of, relating to, or being a pesticide that remains on the surface that it is applied to and acts through contact
sprayed a nonsystemic pesticide on the tomato plant

Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonsystemic was in 1856

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Cite this Entry

“Nonsystemic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


non·​sys·​tem·​ic -sis-ˈtem-ik How to pronounce nonsystemic (audio)
: not systemic
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