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systemic

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adjective sys·tem·ic \sis-ˈte-mik\

Definition of systemic

  1. :  of, relating to, or common to a system: asa :  affecting the body generallyb :  supplying those parts of the body that receive blood through the aorta rather than through the pulmonary arteryc :  of, relating to, or being a pesticide that as used is harmless to the plant or higher animal but when absorbed into its sap or bloodstream makes the entire organism toxic to pests (as an insect or fungus)

systemically

play \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of systemic in a sentence

  1. The company made some systemic changes to the way it operated.

  2. The problem seems to be systemic.

1803

First Known Use of systemic

1803


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systemic

noun sys·tem·ic

Definition of systemic

  1. :  a systemic pesticide

1951

First Known Use of systemic

1951


SYSTEMIC Defined for English Language Learners

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systemic

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adjective sys·tem·ic \sis-ˈte-mik\

Definition of systemic for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to an entire system

  • medical : of, relating to, or affecting the entire body


SYSTEMIC Defined for Kids

systemic

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adjective sys·tem·ic \si-ˈste-mik\

Definition of systemic for Students

  1. :  of or relating to the body as a whole <systemic disease>


Medical Dictionary

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systemic

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adjective sys·tem·ic \sis-ˈtem-ik\

Medical Definition of systemic

  1. :  of, relating to, or common to a system: asa:  affecting the body generally—compare localb:  supplying those parts of the body that receive blood through the aorta rather than through the pulmonary arteryc:  being a pesticide that as used is harmless to a higher animal or a plant but when absorbed into the bloodstream or the sap makes the whole organism toxic to pests (as cattle grubs, mites, or aphids)

systemically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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systemic

noun sys·tem·ic

Medical Definition of systemic

  1. :  a systemic pesticide


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