[ si-stem-ik ]
/ sɪˈstɛm ɪk /
of or relating to a system.
- 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.
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Related formssys·tem·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·sys·tem·ic, adjective
Can be confusedsystematic systemic
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British Dictionary definitions for non-systemic
/ (sɪˈstɛmɪk, -ˈstiː-) /
a systemic pesticide, fungicide, etc
Derived Formssystemically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for non-systemic
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Medicine definitions for non-systemic
[ sĭ-stĕm′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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