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of or relating to a system.
Physiology, Pathology.

pertaining to or affecting the body as a whole.
pertaining to or affecting a particular body system.

(of a pesticide) absorbed and circulated by a plant or other organism so as to be lethal to pests that feed on it.
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

systemic sys·tem·ic (sĭ-stěm’ĭk)

Of or relating to a system.

Of, relating to, or affecting the entire body or an entire organism.

Relating to or affecting a particular body system, especially the nervous system.

Relating to systemic circulation.


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