[si-stem-ik] /sɪˈstɛm ɪk/

of or relating to a system.
Physiology, Pathology.

(of a pesticide) absorbed and circulated by a plant or other organism so as to be lethal to pests that feed on it.
/sɪˈstɛmɪk; -ˈstiː-/
another word for systematic (sense 1), systematic (sense 2)
(physiol) (of a poison, disease, etc) affecting the entire body
(of a pesticide, fungicide, etc) spreading through all the parts of a plant and making it toxic to pests or parasites without destroying it
a systemic pesticide, fungicide, etc

1803, irregularly formed from system, used in medicine and biology for differentiation of meaning from systematic. Related: Systemically.

systemic sys·tem·ic (sĭ-stěm’ĭk)


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