- 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.
Origin of systemic
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- a systemic pesticide, fungicide, etc
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Word Origin and History for non-systemic
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- 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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