systemically

systemic

[si-stem-ik]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a system.
2.
Physiology, Pathology.
a.
pertaining to or affecting the body as a whole.
b.
pertaining to or affecting a particular body system.
3.
(of a pesticide) absorbed and circulated by a plant or other organism so as to be lethal to pests that feed on it.

Origin:
1795–1805; system + -ic

systemically, adverb
nonsystemic, adjective

systematic, systemic.
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systemic (sɪˈstɛmɪk, -ˈstiː-)
 
adj
1.  systematic another word for systematic
2.  physiol (of a poison, disease, etc) affecting the entire body
3.  (of a pesticide, fungicide, etc) spreading through all the parts of a plant and making it toxic to pests or parasites without destroying it
 
n
4.  a systemic pesticide, fungicide, etc
 
sys'temically
 
adv

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systemic
1803, irregularly formed from system, used in medicine and biology for differentiation of meaning from systematic.
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systemic sys·tem·ic (sĭ-stěm'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to a system.

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

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

  4. Relating to systemic circulation.

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